Newly Discovered Sophisticated Malware Has Been Spying on Computers for Six Years

Cyber espionage has been detected in its most sophisticated form in a malware known as Regin, which has been stealing data from the computers of governments, infrastructure operators, businesses, academics and private individuals across the globe for over six years, making care to hide its tracks after every target.

American cyber security company Symantec who first detected the bug last November, said in a report released yesterday that the back door-type Trojan virus displays a “degree of technical competence rarely seen” and is probably being run by a western intelligence agency.