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Regin malware linked to GCHQ’s Operation Socialist

24 November 2014 – Over the past 24 hours, security companies have released information about an advanced malware tool called Regin.

Symantec described Regin as “a complex piece of malware whose structure displays a degree of technical competence rarely seen”, concluding that the “capabilities and the level of resources behind Regin indicate that it is one of the main cyberespionage tools used by a nation state.”

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Tier B allies

This undated internal NSA document illustrates the degrees of cooperation in the agency’s relationships with different foreign powers. “Tier A” and “Tier B” are elsewhere referred to as Second and Third Parties: see the book No Place To Hide, 13 May 2014.

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