BBC News is reporting on researchers’ announcement of the discovery of a very sophisticated piece of malware, called Project Sauron. Of particular note is how long the malware has remained undetected (five years) and the sophistication of the malware, which can jump the so-called “air gap” to computers not connected to the internet. Highly secure computers are typically air-gapped to prevent or complicate attack and exfiltration of data, and Project Sauron is an interesting example of the lengths to which a (likely state-sponsored), sophisticated attacker can go to get at the systems they want to compromise.

[via BBC News]


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