The virus is called "Sauron Project" has penetrated almost everywhere: in the computer networks of governments, banks, telecommunications companies and research laboratories, the newspaper Die Welt.
Total experts of the Russian company on the development of anti-virus, "Kaspersky Lab" found the virus, named after the all-seeing eye of Tolkien "Lord of the Rings" on the computers of more than 30 different organizations from Russia, Sweden, China and Belgium.
The virus, according to experts, is a "very complex structure of the various software modules that can work independently of each other. In turn, the virus installation, which weighs only a few kilobytes, is through email and flash drives. Furthermore, the software modules hiding in the RAM of infected computers, so the virus does not leave traces on the hard disk after the computer is turned off, and those who govern them, trying not to leave traces of suspicious that just looking for fighters with the viruses". Particular attention is paid to the invisible sending stolen data: malware looks for mail servers in the networks of the victims and sends "production" as an encrypted e-mail attachment.
"Sauron project" is so costly that analysts "Kaspersky Lab" and their competitors from Symantec are sure that a virus is a special service for the big budget.
"The cost, complexity, duration and main purpose of the operation - the theft of confidential and sensitive information important for the organizations of the - lead to the conclusion about the participation or support of any government", - believe in "Kaspersky Lab".
It is noteworthy that a number of the command server is leased to the German web hosting company. So, three servers belong to the German Web hosting provider 1 & 1, and the rest - less than the size of the companies.
"Sauron Project" has a number of similarities with the former special services projects, and, as experts write, especially Western ones. Moreover, it is likely that the same programmers have already created a new version of its virus, which is now unknown.