What is Regin?
According to Virus Bulletin, we are looking at a multi-staged threat (like Stuxnet) that uses a modular approach (like Flame), a combination that makes it one of the most advanced threats ever detected. Researches show that Regin has been used in espionage campaigns for the last 6 years. This sophisticated backdoor Trojan affects Microsoft Windows NT, 2000, XP, Vista, and 7 and it is able to take control of input devices, capture credentials, monitor network traffic, and gather information on processes and memory utilization.
Protection against government malware
In this context, we would like to remind our users that Avira is a founding member of IT Security made in Germany and we pride on providing our customers a guarantee of Quality and Reliability.
We thus committed ourselves, among other things, to:
- Exclusively provide IT security solutions no other third party can access.
- Offer products that do not cause the transmission of crypto keys, parts of keys or access recognition.
- Eliminate vulnerabilities or avoidance methods for access control systems as fast as possible once detected.
Additionally, we would like to clarify our standpoint on malware developed by government. Whenever we discover a new piece of malware, we are adding detection for this for all of our customers, regardless of the source of the malware. It is the case for recently discovered Regin as well, since our Antivirus products already detect all known Reging samples.
We strongly believe that no malware is unstoppable, not even government malware. Users need to make sure that they are protecting all of their digital devices with the latest technology, keeping their operating system, 3rd party applications and of course their antivirus software up-to-date.