Sophisticated Global Spyware Operation might be linked to NSA

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    Russia-based security firm Kaspersky on Monday released a report about a mysterious and sophisticated malware distributor, dubbed Equation group, which might be linked to the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA).

    According to Kaspersky Lab, the "Equation group"—named for its penchant for encryption algorithms—has targeted more than 30 countries, including Iran, Russia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, and China, with a focus on those in government, nuclear research, military, and nanotechnology, as well as companies developing cryptographic technologies, among others.

    Kaspersky said the Equation group has a "powerful arsenal" of Trojans with names like EquationLaser, EquationDrug, DoubleFantasy, TripleFantasy, Fanny, and GrayFish.

    Equation group malware can reprogram hard drive firmware, and has been found on devices from Seagate, Western Digital, and Samsung. The exploit is undetectable and cannot be removed.

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