Kaspersky Lab has discovered a “sophisticated” computer virus called Mask that is purposed with invading the financial systems of governments and banking institutions.
This software appears to have been created by “a nation state” and Kaspersky have monitored its movements since they found it.
Mask has reportedly infected 31 nations and 380 corporations.
The software utilizes techniques that compromise targets by identifying weaknesses in securities and breaking through. This includes steal documents, encryption keys, private network credentials and remote access information.
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