Security research firm Kaspersky Labs says it has uncovered what is likely the greatest threat in the history of computer security and that the group’s sophistication level, including the ability to infect computer firmware and the use of multiple malware systems, is beyond anything revealed to date.

The cyber threat organization, tagged by Kaspersky as the Equation Group, is likely the “ancestor” of Stuxnet, and is tied to the U.S. intelligence agencies, including the National Security Agency and United States Cyber Command, reported the security firm. – read more