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Potent malware that hid for six years spread through routers | Ars Technica

Slingshotwhich gets its name from text found inside some of the recovered malware samplesis among the most advanced attack platforms ever discovered, which means it was likely developed on behalf of a well-resourced country, researchers with Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab reported Friday. The sophistication of the malware rivals that of Reginthe advanced backdoor that infected Belgian telecom Belgacom and other high-profile targets for yearsand Project Sauron , a separate piece of malware suspected of being developed by a nation-state that also remained hidden for years.