Symantec, a renowned antivirus company, has recently made a number of significant developments when it comes to detecting and properly removing potential threats to the user’s operating system and applications.
With this tech, Symantec has detected the existence of new computer spyware. According to them, the system is very complicated and has been presumably worked at for several years now. The advanced spyware is called Regin and is able to capture screenshots of the user’s activity, collect passwords, and obtain even deleted files.
The Symantec strategists believe that there is a very limited number of countries that have the technique developed to the level of creating and maintaining a spyware this technologically advanced.
Vikram Thakur from Symantec believes that the surveillance is not directed towards home computers, but rather to a specific category of people who owns important data. Symantec’s analysis shows that devices throughout Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Ireland have been affected most often.
Regin’s purpose is to gather data, but the Symantec compares it to the computer worm Stuxnet, which was designed by the US and Israel to affect Iran’s nuclear program.
Many clues point directly towards the West in this case. The computer spyware had been well covered and maintained before its recent emergence, so it has allegedly collected some data. Specialist Dave and Brit Morin say that the antivirus company can only make allegations as to the potential promulgation of the advanced spyware.