Regin Spyware Found on Merkel Assistant’s Laptop

Catalin Cimpanu reports:

Powerful spying malware infiltrated the personal laptop of the head of the German Federal Chancellery (GFC). The current GFC chief is Peter Altmaier, whose main role is to assist German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the affairs of the German state.

The infection was discovered in December 2014, and after further investigation, German officials came to the conclusion that it was the famous Regin backdoor, spyware linked many times in the past to NSA’s spying activities.

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