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Equation cyberspies use unrivaled, NSA-style techniques to hit Iran, Russia

Jeremy Kirk | Feb. 18, 2015
A cyberespionage group with a toolset similar to ones used by U.S. intelligence agencies has infiltrated key institutions in countries including Iran and Russia.

Most of the domain names aren't used by Equation anymore, he said. But three are still active. The activity, however, doesn't lend much of a clue as to what Equation is up to these days, as the group changed its tactics in late 2013.

"Those three [domains] are very interesting," Raiu said. "We just don't know what malware is being used."


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