Slingshot Malware ‘Was US Special Operations Spy Tool’


Malware discovered by Kaspersky Lab was developed by an elite group within the US military to spy on militants, officials say

A highly advanced malware strain uncovered by Kaspersky Lab earlier this month was in fact developed by an elite US military unit, which was using it to track down militants associated with Islamic State and al-Qaeda.

The malware’s link to the US military, reported by a cybersecurity news website, means Kaspersky’s report is likely to win it few friends in Washington at a time when the Moscow-based company is already under fire by US officials.

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Source: Silicon