Belgian Ministry Snake virus after three months completely removed




The Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, after three months the Snake virus they say finally removed altogether. After the fixed network was presumably Russian virus-free in June, officials can now also access the system again mobile.

The Snake virus led to the ministry 3100 computers put in quarantine and shielded from network to prevent further infections writes the Belgian newspaper De Tijd. Moreover, 49 servers were hit by Snake. As a result of the quarantine, the ministry had largely revert to older agents such as fax and mail, and was the communication between officials over long distances, so slow or difficult.

The Belgian Ministry says the Snake virus was designed to steal. Nato documentation on the situation in Ukraine Therefore, the Russian government would have the malware used as espionage agent. The investigation is ongoing Snake. The name is derived from the code of the virus, for example, was seen as a DLL in ‘inj_snake_Win32.dll.

Time also writes that the CIA had offered to help in removing the virus, but that the Belgian government had rejected because the NSA revelations of Edward Snowden in the past fourteen months. Assistance that The CIA would the Belgian Ministry also tipped about the virus, which would also be encountered. at Ukrainian government


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