Russian ‘Sandworm’ Hack Has Been Spying on Foreign Governments for Years

posted Oct 15, 2014, 12:09 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Oct 15, 2014, 12:12 AM ]

A cyberespionage campaign believed to be based in Russia has been targeting government leaders and institutions for nearly five years, according to researchers with iSight Partners who have examined code used in the attacks.

The campaign, dubbed “Sandworm” is believed to have been running since 2009, and used a wide-reaching zero-day exploit uncovered by the researchers that affects nearly every version of the Windows operating system released since Windows Vista.

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