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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#2087 Leaked docs suggest NSA and CIA behind Equation cyberespionage group
Purported CIA documents leaked Tuesday appear to confirm that the U.S. National Security Agency and one of CIA's own divisions were responsible for the malware tools and operations attributed to a group that security researchers have dubbed the Equation.

The Equation's cyberespionage activities were documented in February 2015 by researchers from antivirus vendor Kaspersky Lab. It is widely considered to be the most advanced cyberespionage group in the world based on the sophistication of its tools and the length of its operations, some possibly dating as far back as 1996.

From the start, the tools and techniques used by the Equation bore a striking similarity to those described in secret documents leaked in 2013 by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. This relationship was further strengthened by the similarity between various code names found in the Equation malware and those in the NSA files.
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#2091 Cisco and Apache issue warnings over 0day flaw being targeted in the wild
#2090 Emsisoft releases a decryptor for the CryptON ransomware
#2089 Another challenge for IoT: Open backdoors
#2088 Apple has already fixed most of the iOS exploits the CIA used
#2087 Leaked docs suggest NSA and CIA behind Equation cyberespionage group
#2086 Vault 7: WikiLeaks docs hint CIA could bypass 21 security products
#2085 China mulls national cryptocurrency in race to digital money
#2084 After CIA leaks, tech giants scramble to patch security flaws
#2083 Product Security Advisory – PSA0002 – dnaLIMS
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