FBI dismantles 'Snake' malware network created by Russian spies

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FBI dismantles 'Snake' malware network created by Russian spies
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FBI dismantles 'Snake' malware network created by Russian spies

Russian intelligence agency leveraged the Snake tool to infect computers in over 50 countries

The FBI has successfully disrupted a sophisticated malware network that had been used by Russian spies for nearly two decades to gather sensitive data from hundreds of computers across 50 countries...

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