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Regin Spying Software Has Been Attacking Governments And Corporations Since 2008

Symantec has found an unusual new threat called Regin aka Backdoor.Regin. The software, which is essentially a very powerful Trojan Horse, appears to have been circulating in the wild since 2008 and has been hitting governmental, industrial, and individual systems with impunity, using sophisticated encryption and targeting systems to spy on targets.

The anti-virus company has released a white paper on the new threat, noting its similarity to the specially targeted Stuxnet virus that attacked Iranian nuclear reactors.

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