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    Default How “omnipotent” hackers tied to NSA hid for 14 years—and were found at last

    CANCUN, Mexico — In 2009, one or more prestigious researchers received a CD by mail that contained pictures and other materials from a recent scientific conference they attended in Houston. The scientists didn't know it then, but the disc also delivered a malicious payload developed by a highly advanced hacking operation that had been active since at least 2001. The CD, it seems, was tampered with on its way through the mail.
    It wasn't the first time the operators—dubbed the "Equation Group" by researchers from Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab—had secretly intercepted a package in transit, booby-trapped its contents, and sent it to its intended destination. In 2002 or 2003, Equation Group members did something similar with an Oracle database installation CD in order to infect a different target with malware from the group's extensive library. (Kaspersky settled on the name Equation Group because of members' strong affinity for encryption algorithms, advanced obfuscation methods, and sophisticated techniques.)
    Kaspersky researchers have documented 500 infections by Equation Group in at least 42 countries, with Iran, Russia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, Syria, and Mali topping the list. Because of a self-destruct mechanism built into the malware, the researchers suspect that this is just a tiny percentage of the total; the actual number of victims likely reaches into the tens of thousands.


    How ?omnipotent? hackers tied to NSA hid for 14 years?and were found at last | Ars Technica

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    Damn these hackers are getting out of hand. It seems to me that being a hacker is more profitable than getting a real job in the IT field. Dudes are robbing people, businesses and companies blind everyday. Nothing is safe.
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    just think
    do it for the NSA and your protected WITH a gueranteed paycheck.
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    I just found me a job...

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