Kaspersky Lab said today that it detected computers infected with DarkPulsar, a malware implant that has been allegedly developed by the US National Security Agency (NSA).
“We found around 50 victims, but believe that the figure was much higher,” Kaspersky Lab researchers said today.
“All victims were located in Russia, Iran, and Egypt, and typically Windows 2003/2008 Server was infected,” the company said. “Targets were related to nuclear energy, telecommunications, IT, aerospace, and R&D.”
Kaspersky researchers were able to analyze DarkPulsar because it was one one of the many hacking tools that were dumped online in the spring of 2017.