Kaspersky security experts thought they had seen everything until they uncovered the mother of all cyberspy rings. The Equation Group holds absolute sway over the cyberespionage landscape with an arsenal of tools and tactics that set new standards in complexity and sophistication. Its pioneering inventions include a precursor of the infamous Stuxnet worm and a malware program that can rewrite multiple brands of hard drive firmware. Since 2001, the group has infiltrated thousands of computer networks in government institutions and strategic industry sectors across the globe. As shown in our infographics, this threat actor’s broad reach and leading-edge capabilities add up to a majorly urgent security priority.

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