New virus: Regin

the news broke a few hours ago:

it seems some AV companies knew about this since a long time before disclosing its existence.

Hi Syl,


Referring to the thread’s subject and not discussing the content of the articular link provided, my question is: since when Regin is “new” ? :wink:

In addition I did not find anything yet about very fresh variant of it.

Then, it’s most unlikely we - “ordinary users” will ever be affected by this thing ( 88) in foreseen/nearest? future)

Finally, some existing security solutions are protecting us against it at least against an existing strain. From what is written about it it looks like direct disk access is involved. So those solutions which are capable to intercept such activity will stop it (e.g. EAM)