‘Snake’ cyber espionage toolkit unmasked

‘Snake’ cyber espionage toolkit unmasked by defence contractor BAE Systems. The Researchers at the German security company G Data Software have reported about sophisticated rootkit malware which targets Governments and Military Networks. The malware designed to steal data from secure facilities and has ability to take control of an infected machine, execute arbitrary commands and hide system activities.

“The threat described in this report really does raise the bar in terms of what potential targets, and the security community in general, have to do to keep ahead of cyber attackers,”

said Martin Sutherland, managing director of BAE Systems Applied Intelligence.