February 18, 2015 at 1:38 am #4514
Kaspersky Lab, Russian based Security Firm discovered a corporate espionage operation named “Equation Group” originating from United States. The Equation Group is a highly sophisticated threat actor that has been engaged in multiple computer network exploitation operation since 1996. Once the hard disk drive infected with a malware, it is not possible to remove it even after deleting, formatting your hard disk drive completely. Kaspersky Lab calls their team is excellent in Encryption Algorithms and Obfuscation Strategies to make their operations very sophisticated and undetectable.
The attack tools include malware programs like EquationDrug, DoubleFantasy, Equstre, TripleFantasy, GrayFish, Fanny, EquationLaser and more. Kaspersky Security Researchers also published a detailed documentation about Equation Group. Arstechnica says that these hackers are tied to NSA and hidden for 14 years before found by Kaspersky Labs. They also published a geo graph that shows the level of infection across the globe by this equation group.
Forensic Researchers and Security Experts found more interesting information about this group and the same can be read in arstechnica article.