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Infamous Regin malware linked to spy tools used by NSA, Five Eyes intelligence


Kaspersky The infamous Regin malware strain has been connected to the QWERTY cyberweapon documented in files related to the US National Security Agency and released by whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Last month, Der Spiegel published the source code of a malicious program dubbed QWERTY, which is a keylogger allegedly used in cyberespionage operations (.PDF) by a number of governments. Colloquially known as Five Eyes, the governments of the US, Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand are believed to be users of the spyware kit.

The keylogger plugin was built for the modular WARRIORPRIDE malware framework, the existence of which was revealed due to Snowden's released cache of confidential US intelligence documents. The simple plugin is designed to intercept all keyboard keys pressed by users and recorded for later scrutiny.

Regin, on the other hand, was discovered by Symantec last year and said to "display a degree of technical competence rarely seen and has been used in...(continued)

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