10 February 2014

Washington Post, Guardian links used to infect The Mask malware victims

Summary: Kaspersky's security research team today revealed "one of the most advanced" cyber-espionage malware threats "The Mask" (aka Careto). Victims including government institutions, private equity firms and high-profile activists are exploited.

By Violet Blue for Zero Day | February 10, 2014 -- 18:03 GMT (10:03 PST)

PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic — Kaspersky Lab security research team just released details about "The Mask" (aka Careto) cyber-espionage malware, calling it "one of the most advanced threats at the moment" at the 2014 Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit.

Researchers told attendees The Mask is an extremely sophisticated nation-state spying tool and believe it to have been in operation since 2007.


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