‘Mask’ virus infected computers in government, others for seven years

Kaspersky Labs called the virus among the “most advance threats” the company has seen

Lawsuits keep pouring in against companies related to data breaches, but they aren’t the only entities feeling the cybersecurity sting. A recently discovered virus may have been targeting computers of government officials and activists before it was found in early February.

Kaspersky Labs called the “Careto”, or “Mask”, virus among the “most advanced threats” the company has seen. Kaspersky says in a 65-page security report that more than 380 unique victims in 31 countries have been observed to date.

Zach Warrren

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