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Equation Group, most advanced cyberespionage operation

02/16/2015

Kaspersky has reported the existence of an organization called Equation Group. This organization would be an advanced cyberespionage group, with access to more advanced and sophisticated malware platforms than "Regin". Among the advanced tools at their disposal, it is worth noting zero-day exploits, used later by Stuxnet, or Torjan capable of reprogramming the hard drive firmware of over a dozen different hard drive brands, including Seagate, Western Digital, Toshiba, Maxtor and IBM. It would have allegedly affected thousands of systems in diverse sectors such as government, energy, aerospace or financial institutions.