One APT to Rule Them All: ProjectSauron Remained Hidden for 5 Years

Posted by Ross Moir on Aug 11, 2016 10:03:44 AM



Researchers and security experts at Kaspersky Labs and Symantec have identified a new type of malware platform that has been so advanced and secretive that very few details are just coming to light now.  ProjectSauron as the malware has been named, has been active since at least 2011. What distinguishes ProjectSauron from other APTs and zero day exploits is that it has operated virtually undetected for five years and has multiple modules that can be installed based on needs of the attacker(s).  Security professionals are stopping short of naming its country of origin but suspect that the advanced persistent threat (APT) malware could “…probably have been developed only with the active support of a nation-state,” according to ARS Technica

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Topics: malware, ProjectSauron