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An aggressive cyber weapon called Snake has infected dozens of Ukrainian computer networks including government systems in one of the most sophisticated attacks of recent years.
Also known as Ouroboros, after the serpent of Greek mythology that swallowed its own tail, experts say it is comparable in its complexity with Stuxnet, the malware that was found to have disrupted Iran’s uranium enrichment programme in 2010.
clues left in the code, parts of which also contain fragments of Russian
text. It is believed to be an upgrade of the Agent BTZ attack that penetrated
US military systems in 2008
Part of the BAE research involves the inclusion of various appendixes
that detail technical indicators for tipping off an organization that it
is being compromised by the malware, Garfield said, adding that these
should be deployed as soon as possible.
The German researchers suggested a Russian agency is behind the highly
sophisticated malware. A number of technical details led them to believe
that the group behind Uroburos is also behind a 2008 attack against the U.S.
using a piece of malware known as Agent.BTZ, with the use of
the Russian language being one connecting factor.
reply to post by burntheships
Hopefully they won't escape and crawl through any computers they weren't targeted at.
Cyber-Snake does sound sort of cool though.
Starring Kurt Russell...
A dystopian government moves to take over a smaller nation. All computer networks are crippled by a massive attack...
In a world so accustomed to high technology, there's only one option: A throwback to the past...