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Russians Suspected of Uroburos Spy Malware 137

Posted by samzenpus
from the from-russia-with-love dept.
judgecorp writes "While Russia's political activity is center stage, its cyber-espionage apparently continues. Russian intelligence is strongly suspected of being behind the Uroburos malware which is targeting Western governments and commercial organizations. There are Russian-language strings in the code, and it searches its victims' systems for Agent BTZ, malware used in previous attacks believed to have been carried out by Russia."
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Russians Suspected of Uroburos Spy Malware

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  • by cold fjord (826450) on Monday March 03, 2014 @10:23AM (#46387563)

    Everyone is copying the US now. I wonder where Russia's GITMO will be?

    That's kind of cute. I take it that for you history begins in the year 2000 and is limited to the US?

    Just as an FYI, Russia (nee Soviet Union) has been involved with espionage via computer for a very long time. One famous case:

    The Cuckoo's Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage [amazon.com]

  • by Jahoda (2715225) on Monday March 03, 2014 @10:38AM (#46387657) Homepage
    I sincerely, sincerely hope that you're joking. Whatever problems the United States may currently face, it is nothing compared to the Gulag Archipelago [wikipedia.org] of the Soviet System. And I think you will find that the current regime has no problem with "extraordinary rendition" to faraway places, either.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 03, 2014 @10:55AM (#46387791)

    Yep. They're the trendy bad guy this week. Also, to recap:

    Protests in Ukraine = good whereas protests in Thailand = bad. It all depends no who is about to be overthrown so a puppet that is friendly to the agenda of the IMF can be installed.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 03, 2014 @11:09AM (#46387879)

    The problem is that people have forgotten the atrocities of the Soviets. From "Moscow Fried Chicken" (the result of burning up refugees in Afghanistan) to the fact that leaving a country or a "zone" would mean a swift death for the person and their family, all the many atrocities done by the USSR or their puppets are history virtually forgotten since the Berlin Wall fell.

    Instead, the focus is on how evil the US is... but I would recommend someone compare the days of living in the early to mid 1980s in west Germany compared to the DDR... things are relative. The US might get caught spying, but they are not sending troops to attack German citizens because they want to go visit a nightclub in France.

"The way of the world is to praise dead saints and prosecute live ones." -- Nathaniel Howe

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