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OPULENT PUP

This extract from a September 2009 GCHQ document describes a project codenamed OPULENT PUP, intended to clear the way for exploitation of the A5/3 GSM cipher: see the Intercept article Operation Auroragold: How the NSA Hacks Cellphone Networks Worldwide, 4 December 2014.

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Regin malware linked to GCHQ’s Operation Socialist

24 November 2014 – Over the past 24 hours, security companies have released information about an advanced malware tool called Regin.

Symantec described Regin as “a complex piece of malware whose structure displays a degree of technical competence rarely seen”, concluding that the “capabilities and the level of resources behind Regin indicate that it is one of the main cyberespionage tools used by a nation state.”

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