New Malware ‘Gauss’ Detected In Lebanon, U.S., Other Countries | Talking Points Memo

Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Labs has detected a new type of malware named after a mathematician, “Gauss,” on thousands of computers in the Middle East, including 1,660 in Lebanon alone — the area most affected. Another 43 infected systems were detected in the U.S. The malware appears built to “collect as much information about infected systems as possible, as well as to steal credentials for various banking systems and social network, email and IM accounts,” according to Kaspersky’s analysis.

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