MiniPanzer and MegaPanzer
MiniPanzer and MegaPanzer are two variants of a state-sponsored trojan horse (German: Bundestrojaner) written for a Swiss federal government contractor by Ruben Unteregger, and later used by the Federal Department of Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (UVEK) to intercept Skype and more generally Voice-over-IP traffic on Windows XP systems.
The source code of the programs was released as GPL in 2009 by their author, who retained the copyright. Thereafter, the trojan was apparently detected in the wild; one of its designations given by anti-virus companies was Trojan.Peskyspy.
- advanced persistent threat
- Computer and Internet Protocol Address Verifier (CIPAV)
- Magic Lantern (software)
- R2D2 (trojan)
- telecommunications data retention
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- "MegaPanzer: Parts of Possible Govware Trojan Re...". Linux Magazine. 2009-08-28. Retrieved 2014-01-26.
- Zetter, Kim. "Code for Skype Spyware Released to Thwart Surveillance | Threat Level". Wired.com. Retrieved 2014-01-26.
- Danchev, Dancho (2009-08-28). "Source code for Skype eavesdropping trojan in the wild". ZDNet. Retrieved 2014-01-26.
- Bundestrojaner: A programmer speaks out Interview with the author on gulli.com
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