NSA writes more potent malware than hacker
A project aimed at developing defences against malware that attacks unpatched vulnerabilities involved tests on samples developed by the NSA.
The ultra-secretive US spy agency supplied network testing firm Iometrix with eight worms as part of its plans to develop what it describes as the industry's first Zero-day Attack Test Platform.
Richard Dagnell, VP of sales and marketing at Iometrix, said the six month project also featured tests involving two worm samples developed by a convicted hacker. The potency of the malware supplied by the NSA far exceeded that created by the hacker. NSA writes more potent malware than hacker | The Register
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