Israel uses viral software to spy on nuclear talks: experts

Published June 10th, 2015 - 01:30 GMT
Cybersecurity experts identified spyware used in the past by Irsael in order to conduct digital espionage. (Shutterstock)
Cybersecurity experts identified spyware used in the past by Irsael in order to conduct digital espionage. (Shutterstock)

Cyber security experts believe that Israel is most likely the party responsible for a wave of espionage targeting hotels used by negotiators in the P5+1-Iran nuclear talks, The Wall Street Journal is reporting on Wednesday.

According to counterhacking experts quoted by the Journal, analysts at a cybersecurity firm discovered traces of a viral software that is widely believed to have been used by Israel in the past to conduct sophisticated digital espionage.

The company, Kaspersky Lab ZAO, conducted an investigation which revealed that it had been targeted by an “improved version” of Duqu, a spyware that American officials believe has been used by Israel in the past to hack into computer systems.


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