Two governments working together are said to have developed the state-sponsored malware that attacked the European Union. Guess what? One of the makers was an EU country.
Blame the British and American spy agencies for the latest state-sponsored malware attack, say reporters at The Intercept.
The publication, which in the wake of Glenn Greenwald’s departure from The Guardian continued to publish documents leaked by Edward Snowden, said on Monday the recently discovered malware, known as Regin, was used against targets in the European Union.
One of those targets included Belgian telecommunications company Belgacom, which had its networks broken into by the British spy agency the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ).
Regin was first publicly talked about over the weekend after Symantec discovered the “sophisticated” malware, though is understood to have been in circulation since 2008.
Compared to Stuxnet, the state-sponsored malware whose creators have never been confirmed, the recently-discovered trojan steals data from machines and networks it infects, disguised as Microsoft software.
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