Sunday, 9 March 2014

Hackers attacked government computer in the U.S. and E.U, said the attack came from Russia

Detailed Report

Hundreds of government computers in Europe and the USA in silence infected sophisticated malicious applications. According to Reuters, it is one of the most comprehensive programs for cyber espionage, which has so far been discovered. Some security analysts and Western intelligence agencies have concluded that this so-called spyware, known as Turla is the work of the Russian government, and that is related to software used for massive hacking U.S. military, which was unveiled in 2008.

Hackers using Spyware Turla building in the contested networks "focal points", thanks to which the computer searches for data, save your information and, where necessary data to send to their servers. 

"It's sophisticated malware, which is associated with another Russian malicious program. It uses encryption and targeting Western governments.Shows traces of Russian work, "said Jim Lewis, who previously worked in the diplomatic service for the U.S. State Department, and now works at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington.

They watch them in years

Security experts warn that can not be proven truly Russian origin.
Experts from established security companies monitor turly several years. Symantec estimates that malware Turla with relatives Trojan Horse to infect Agent.BTZ thousand networks. Symantec has not communicated the names of the victims, said only that it is mostly a government computer.
Anti-virus firm F-Secure with truly met for the first time last year, when examined contested organization. "Although it looks like the Russians, there is no way to determine with certainty," said Mikko Hypponen of F-Secure. Nor did he mention the names affected.
Reuters addressed this matter in several European governments, many of them, but the malware Turla refused to comment. Government sources from the Czech Republic, Estonia, Poland and Romania, however, indicated that this malicious program were not affected immediately.

The threat of a snake

On the question of public threats in connection with this program came this week when the less well known German company G Data Antivirus published a report on the virus identified as Uroburos.
The name is derived from part of the program code and the ancient symbol that shows a snake or dragon devouring its own tail.
British company BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, formerly known as Detica, which is a cybernetic arm of a prominent British defense contractor, has issued its own report on this malware, which it describes as "a snake". The sheer sophistication of the software goes much further than what we have encountered so far, says a British document without mentioning one's responsibility for the attack.
Detail from BAE System Report is available: Here
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