Gauss Espionage Malware: 7 Key Facts

By | August 13, 2012

Source: InformationWeek

by Mathew J. Schwartz

In this article “What secrets does the newly discovered Gauss malware hide?

At a high level, Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab, which Thursday announced its discovery of Gauss, believes it “is a nation state sponsored banking Trojan,” built using a code base that’s related to Flame, and by extension Duqu and Stuxnet.

But the ongoing analysis of Gauss has yet to uncover the answers to numerous questions. For starters, as noted by Symantec, banking credentials are “not a typical target for cyber espionage malware of this complexity.”

With that in mind, here are seven oddities and unanswered questions surrounding Gauss”

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