State surveillance tool uses ISP to deliver malware to privacy seekers

Haythem Elmir

Unnamed major internet providers are reported to be the distribution route for the spread of a new variant of government spyware FinFisher (also known as FinSpy) in two countries, with surveillance campaigns using the new malware variant detected in a total of seven unnamed countries.

Researchers at ESET say these campaigns are the first where the probable involvement of a major internet provider in spreading malware has been publicly disclosed.

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