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News ID: 5615
Iran » Iran
Publish Date: 14:03 - 29 November 2014
Tehran, YJC. Cyber security organization has called for protection of the country’s cyber infrastructure against new malware.

Passive Defense Organization’s Deputy in Information Technology Mohammad Reza Farajipour said that organizations which control Iran's infrastructural online facilities have been warned of the newly found threat of the malware Regin.

He further explained that the malware seems to be collecting information rather than conducting attacks.

He said Iran is among the countries targeted by the malware.

Regin is sophisticated stealthy malware revealed by Kaspersky Lab and Symantec in November that targets specific users of Microsoft Windows-based computers.

Among computers infected worldwide by Regin, 28 percent were in Russia, 24 percent in Saudi Arabia, 9 percent each in Mexico and Ireland, and 5 percent in each of India, Afghanistan, Iran, Belgium, Austria and Pakistan, reports say.

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