UK and US Said to be Behind ‘Regin’ Malware
Ryan Simmons / 6 years ago
Yesterday we reported on Regin, a new piece of malware, said to be one of “the most sophisticated” pieces of malicious software ever seen. Well today, experts have come out to suggest that the software may have been used by British and American spy agencies – GCHQ and the NSA, respectively.
Security industry sources told The Interept that Regin is “behind sophisticated cyberattacks conducted by U.S. and British intelligence agencies on the European Union and a Belgian telecommunications company.”
They say that the software was discovered on Belgacom’s networks – a major telecoms network in Belgium, suggesting that the software was used to spy on the personnel at the offices of the European Union.
It was Edward Snowden who revealed earlier spying on Belgacom by the UK and on EU computers by the NSA. It certainly seems that this software may well have been part of those efforts.