Symantec Uncovers Sophisticated Spying Malware Regin
A Symantec white paper reveals details about Regin, a spying malware of unusual complexity which is believed to be state-sponsored.By Matt Picht | November 23, 2014
Researchers at computer security firm Symantec have just released a new report about the latest new digital threat. The malware is called Regin, and it's a doozy.
The first big takeaway from Symantec's report is that this isn't just a run-of-the-mill virus; Regin operates in five modular stages, each encrypted except for the initial stage. Tracking down the malware and figuring out what it does means locating all of the malware's modules.
In comparison to most viruses, Symantec's researchers say Regin is "groundbreaking and almost peerless. ... The level of sophistication and complexity of Regin suggests that the development of this threat could have taken well-resourced teams of developers many months or years to develop and maintain."