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Nov 24th 2014

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Sophisticated Malware 'Regin' Discovered: Tech News Today 1142

Symantec discovered malware for spying on ISPs that was probably created by a government.
Guests: Mike Elgan
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Symantec says they've discovered malware for spying on ISPs and telecoms that was probably created by a government. The leading suspects: The United States, China and Israel. The malware is a trojan they're calling Regin. And the researchers are impressed by it, calling it "complex" and built with "a degree of technical competence rarely seen." Regin has "extensive range of capabilities" that provides the people controlling it with "a powerful framework for mass surveillance." Regin was first used in 2008, according to Symantec. For the full episode, go to twit.tv/tnt/1142 Bandwidth for TWiT Bits is provided by Cachefly.