Symentech discovers new malicious software most sophisticated

Symentech discovers new malicious software most sophisticated
Symentech a leading computer security company, a leader in antivirus/antimalware development says that they have discovered a new malware. They named it ‘Regin’ and claim that it is one of the most sophisticated pieces of malicious code they have ever seen. The malicious code Regin is estimated to be in use approximately for six years or so. According to its characteristics it may have been developed by Government agencies to spy another Government agencies and big business houses and prominent personalities. In view of the experts computers in Russia, Saudi Arabia and Ireland may have been the most probable targets of this espionage.


How the Malware ‘Regin’ works


·         This malware is estimated to be in use for six years approximately.
·         It can be used against a range of targets around the world.
·       Once installed on a computer, malware ‘Regin’ can capture and send user’s screenshots and send to the remote server.
·         The malware ‘Regin’ can steal user’s passwords and send to the remote server.
·         The malware ‘Regin’ can copy user’s sensitive data and send to the remote server.
·     The malware ‘Regin’ is capable of recovering even files deleted by the user and send the copies to the remote server..

What researchers say about the Malware ‘Regin’


·         Researchers believe that it to be a cyber-espionage tool developed by a nation state, as  the sophistication of the software indicates.
·         They also believe that its development may have taken months or even years to develop.
·         Its creators may have gone to great lengths to cover its tracks.
·         Considering its level of skills, expertise, and the length of time over which it was developed, it   is suspected to have come from a Western organization.
·         It is believed to be more sophisticated then Stuxnet, a computer worm suspected to have been developed jointly by the US and Israel. The main target was to monitor Iran's nuclear program.
·        Stuxnet was designed to damage the computer software and equipments of the target, whereas purpose of Regin appears to collect information and other espionage activities.

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  1. bajrang lal choudhary26 November 2014 at 17:24

    Symentech a leading computer security company, a leader in antivirus/antimalware development says that they have discovered a new malware.

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