DaVinci surveillance malware distributed via zero-day Flash Player exploit, researchers say

The attacks targeted activists from the Middle East, according to Kaspersky Lab researchers

By Lucian Constantin, IDG News Service |  Security

The big problem is that these programs can be used not only by governments to spy on their own citizens, but can also be used by governments to spy on other governments or can be used for industrial and corporate espionage, Raiu said.

When such programs are used to attack large companies or are used by cyberterrorists, who will be responsible for the software falling into the wrong hands, Raiu asked.

From Kaspersky Lab's perspective, there's no question about it: These programs will be detected as malware regardless of their intended purpose, he said.

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