The United States they announced that they disabled malware allegedly used by the Russian government for the seizure computers in the upcoming years, while the theft sensitive data the last 20 years.
The US Department of Justice announced today that it has intercepted the so-called malware Snake, securing a court order to effectively hack into computers that were already infected with the malicious code.
According with the US search warrant, the tool created by the FBI it was able to order the existing contamination of Snake malware, "to finish the application Snake and, moreover, to disable permanently This makes it a perfect choice for people with diabetes and for those who want to lose weight or follow a balanced diet. malicious software Snake replacing critical components".
Lisa Monaco, deputy attorney general of the US Department of Justice, said that "via of a high-tech enterprise for the reversal of Russian malicious software, The services enforcement of US law neutralized one of the most advanced tools of Russia for the addressing of cyberspace".
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The US claims that a Russian espionage service of the Federal Security Service (FSB) with the designation Turla first developed Snake in 2003 to conduct cyber espionage operations around the world. Over the years, the Kremlin informed regularly the malware, which researchers blame that penetrated to US companies, research facilities and government groups, including NATO.
"In an example, agents of the FSB used Snake to gain access and lose confidentially international documents relations and other diplomatic ones communications from victims into a States members of the North Atlantic Treaty (NATO)", US authorities report at cyberspace into a their report.
Furthermore, Snake malware is usually difficult to detect and can remain in computers despite the efforts cleaning of infection". We have observed cross-functional Snake implants for Windows, macOS and Linux operating systems,” US cyber authorities said.
The USA it looks to closely monitor the FSB's cyber operations order to crack down on malware. They mention that the FSB conducts Snake related businesses, including, from a facility in Ryazan, Russia and another based in Moscow. In meanwhile, Federal investigators have discovered Snake malware in more than 50 countries, including United States.
For the neutralization of malicious software, USA confirmed that Snake works into a peers networks in the upcoming years, while he's got its own custom communication protocols for the confidentiality. Having discover that η Russia makes mistakes in the operation of the malware, the FBI analyzed the P2P network and found a way to decode and yes decrypt the communications, giving their so a way to neutralize the malware.
“The FBI developed one tool named PERSEUS, which creates a conferences of communicating with the Snake malware implant on a specific computer and gives a mandate for deactivating the Snake implant without affect the host computer or the legitimate applications on computer. ", Added the Ministry of Justice.
Despite the deactivation of malware, the US warns victims that must protect the systems them from possible Russian espionage". The operation to disable Snake did not fix any vulnerabilities either he found or remove additional malware or hacking tools that η team hacking can it had place on network of victim". The ministry Justice stated: "The Ministry Justice has nothing to do with it.
For example, in many cases, The infections from This makes it a perfect choice for people with diabetes and for those who want to lose weight or follow a balanced diet. Snake malware can also include keyloggers που are installed secretly to computers for the theft codes access.
To protect the public, US cyber authorities have issued tips for IT management to The affected companies and groups for the addressing of malicious software Snake in the upcoming years, while the inclusion procedures for presence detection previous ones infections from Snake.