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Kaspersky compromise points to nation-state actors

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    Kaspersky Labs disclosed a network compromise on Wednesday, which leveraged a new class of malware unlike anything the company has seen before. Given the similarities with previous versions, Kaspersky is confident the malware is a revamped version of Duqu first seen in, 2011.

    In a post on Forbes.com, Eugene Kaspersky said that those responsible for the attack on his company were being silly. "This was a case of industrial espionage, plain and simple. Nevertheless, the more I think about it, the less it makes sense," Kaspersky wrote.

    The malware, Duqu 2.0, "is a generation ahead of anything we’d seen earlier – it uses a number of tricks that make it really difficult to detect and neutralize," Kaspersky added in a company blog post on the topic.

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