Turla (malware)

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Turla or Uroboros is a Trojan package that is suspected by computer security researchers and Western intelligence officers to be the product of a Russian government agency of the same name.[1][2][3]


Turla has been targeting governments and militaries since at least 2008.[2][4][5]

In December 2014 there was evidence of it targeting operating systems running Linux.[6]


The advanced persistent threat hacking group has also been named Turla.[1] Dan Goodin in Ars Technica described Turla as "Russian spies".[7] Turla has since been given other names such as Snake, Krypton, and Venomous Bear.

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  1. ^ a b "The Russian Britney Spears Instagram hackers also used satellites to hide their tracks". Boing Boing. 8 June 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Suspected Russian spyware Turla targets Europe, United States". Reuters. 2014-03-13.
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2020-10-26. Retrieved 2018-03-01.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Brewster, Tom (7 August 2014). "Sophisticated 'Turla' hackers spying on European governments, say researchers" – via The Guardian.
  5. ^ "Turla: Spying tool targets governments and diplomats".
  6. ^ Baumgartner, Kurt. "The 'Penquin' Turla". securelist.com.
  7. ^ "You'll never guess where Russian spies are hiding their control servers". Ars Technica. 6 June 2017.