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Old 11th February 2014
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Default Meet Mask, posssibly the most sophisticated malware campaign ever seen

From http://arstechnica.com/security/2014...ign-ever-seen/

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Calling it the most sophisticated malware-driven espionage campaign ever discovered, researchers said they have uncovered an attack dating back to at least 2007 that infected computers running the Windows, OS X, and Linux operating systems of 380 victims in 31 countries.

The "Mask" campaign, which gets its name from a string of text found in one of the malware samples, includes a variety of components used to siphon encryption keys, key strokes, Skype conversations, and other types of sensitive data off infected computers.
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380 people in 6/7 years? Sounds targeted not sophisticated. Also the graph shows 946 people with 391 in Morocco?

The more of these I read the more I'm convinced that most of this stuff is FUD being spread by "security" companies.
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380 people in 6/7 years? Sounds targeted not sophisticated. Also the graph shows 946 people with 391 in Morocco?

The more of these I read the more I'm convinced that most of this stuff is FUD being spread by "security" companies.
Bruce Schneier discussed this report on his blog this morning -- the comments which follow are still quite active and there has been conjecture about state actors, including a further reply from Bruce.
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