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Symantec Research Discovers a New APT

Almost 24 hours ago Symantec Security researchers published a report on a new APT dubbed Reign. The new threat is a five stage advanced piece of malware (each stage is hidden and encrypted, with the exception of the first stage) , seemingly it has been used in systematic spying campaigns against a range of international targets since at least 2008. A back door-type Trojan, Reign is a complex piece of malware whose structure displays a degree of technical competence rarely seen. Customizable with an extensive range of capabilities depending on the target, it provides its controllers with a powerful framework for mass surveillance and has been used in spying operations against government organizations, infrastructure operators, businesses, researchers, and private individuals. Read the full article here.

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