Leaked docs suggest NSA and CIA behind Equation cyberespionage group

CIA documents leaked by WikiLeaks suggests tools attributed to the Equation group originated from both the NSA and CIA

By Lucian Constantin
March 9, 2017


“It is a proven fact that attackers learn from public analyses, and this is something that all researchers consider when publishing material," researchers from Kaspersky Lab said in an emailed statement. "It is a calculated risk. Of course, not all companies choose to disclose all their findings. Some companies prefer to keep some of the details for private reports, or not to create a report at all."

"We believe that, going forward, a balance will be achieved between the amount of publicly disclosed information (just enough to highlight the risks and raise awareness) and the amount of information kept private (to allow for the discovery of future attacks)," the Kaspersky researchers said.

According to them, this new information ties into the escalating cyber arms race that has been going on since 2012 and shows no signs of slowing down.

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