Complex Malware Ever Created Spying Since 2008

Regin is an advanced spying tool,and it is used in spying operations against governments, infrastructure operators, businesses, researchers, and private individuals.

Regin is a complex piece of malware whose structure displays a degree of technical competence rarely seen.According to symantec this piece of maware spying governments and other big companies since 2008.

Regin infections have been observed in a variety of organizations between 2008 and 2011.Almost half of all infections  targeted private individuals and small businesses. Attacks on telecoms companies appear to be designed to gain access to calls being routed through their infrastructure.The infections are mainly affected in countries such as Russia,Saudi Arabia,Mexico,Ireland,India.

Symantec began investigating this threat in the fall of 2013, and has uncovered two distinct versions of Regin: Version 1.0, used between 2008 and 2011, and Version 2.0, used from 2013 onwards.

"Regin is a highly-complex threat which has been used in systematic data collection or intelligence gathering campaigns. The development and operation of this malware would have required a significant investment of time and resources, indicating that a nation state is responsible. Its design makes it highly suited for persistent, long term surveillance operations against targets",they said.

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