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Russians Suspected of Uroburos Spy Malware 137

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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  • Proof? (Score:4, Insightful)

    by miffo.swe ( 547642 ) <daniel.hedblom@g ... minus city> on Monday March 03, 2014 @10:45AM (#46387333) Homepage Journal

    So any google translating script kiddie can make malware that puts the blame on Russia by just throwing random ruskie strings in and searching for alleged russian virii?

    Who came up with this scheme, the same person that talked about WMD in Iraq?

  • Re:Proof? (Score:3, Insightful)

    by ebno-10db ( 1459097 ) on Monday March 03, 2014 @11:38AM (#46387663)

    You think the US gives a damn about that? Only to the extent that this is a new justification for the NSA's spying. The terrorist thing was wearing thin, so let's go back to the tried and true enemy of the Cold War. The FSB - if you can't beat 'em, imitate 'em (or is it the other way around these days?).

  • I must be Russian (Score:3, Insightful)

    by wcrowe ( 94389 ) on Monday March 03, 2014 @12:44PM (#46388083)

    "It has Russian language strings in the code, so it must be Russian intelligence behind it!"

    (facepalm) Really? This is an example of investigative prowess?

        , .

    I must be Russian. There are Russian language strings in my post.

  • Re:Proof? (Score:4, Insightful)

    by ebno-10db ( 1459097 ) on Monday March 03, 2014 @01:53PM (#46388577)

    China is good at economic espionage.

    Why bother w/ espionage when we give it away. Applied Materials' solar research center is in China. GE has a joint venture to build jet engines in China (particularly interesting since engines are the last major impediment to building all Chinese military aircraft). What the heck, maybe they can get Electric Boat to help them with their sub designs.

  • by Uberbah ( 647458 ) on Monday March 03, 2014 @04:11PM (#46389753)

    The problem is that people have forgotten the atrocities of the Soviets.

    The problem is that American Exceptionalists pretend their shit doesn't stink. You want to talk about Stalin's gulags? Great! But then lets also talk about how the United States was formed by genocide, slavery, and conquering nations that hadn't attacked us. You want to talk current events, start by explaining how Putin is in the same universe as torturing, democracy overthrowing, murdering, invading, droning, innocent-imprisoning universe as George W. Obama?

Who goeth a-borrowing goeth a-sorrowing. -- Thomas Tusser