Suspected CIA spying tools linked to hacks in 16 countries

The suspected CIA spying tools exposed by WikiLeaks have been linked to hacking attempts on at least 40 targets in 16 countries, according to security firm Symantec.

The tools share “close similarities” with the tactics from an espionage team called Longhorn, Symantec said in a Monday post. Longhorn has been active since at least 2011, using Trojan programs and previously unknown software vulnerabilities to hack targets.

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from Computerworld News http://www.computerworld.com/article/3188717/security/suspected-cia-spying-tools-linked-to-hacks-in-16-countries.html#tk.rss_news

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