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Woburn, MA – March 12, 2014 – /BackupReview.info/ — Experts from G-Data and BAE Systems recently released information about a persistent cyber espionage operation codenamed Turla (also referred to as Snake or Uroburos). Kaspersky Lab’s research and analysis team have now found an unexpected connection between Turla and an existing piece of malware known as Agent.BTZ.
In 2008, Agent.BTZ infected the local networks of the United States Central Command’s in the Middle East, and was called at the time the “worst breach of U.S. military computers in history”. It took specialists at the Pentagon some 14 months to completely disinfect Agent.BTZ from military networks, and it was this experience that led to the creation of the US Cyber Command. The worm, thought to have been created around 2007, has the ability to scan computers for sensitive information and send data to a remote command and control server.
Source of Inspiration
It was during this research that Kaspersky Lab’s experts found some interesting links between Turla, a highly sophisticated, multifunctional program, and Agent.btz. The Agent.btz worm seems to have served as an inspiration for the creation of a range of the most sophisticated cyber espionage tools to date, including Red October, Turla and Flame/Gauss:
A Question of Attribution
Agent.btz – to be Continued?
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