Potent malware that hid for six years spread through routers | Ars Technica
First posted by plouf march 2018.
It has been active since at least 2012 and remained operational through last month. The ability for such a full-featured piece of malware to remain hidden for so long is one of the things that makes it so advanced ... One of the ways Slingshot concealed itself was its use of an encrypted virtual file system that was typically located in an unused part of the hard drive ... Other stealth techniques included encrypting all text strings in its various modules, calling system services directly to bypass so-called hooks used by security products, and the ability to shut down components when forensic tools are loaded ... The main purpose of the malware appears to be espionage.
Kaspersky Lab details sophisticated Slingshot malware likely used for spying on targeted individuals and organizations, which remained hidden for six years
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Researchers have discovered malware so stealthy it remained hidden for six years despite infecting at least 100 computers worldwide.