Germany probes Regin-powered cyberespionage
It looks like Chancellor Angela Merkel is not the only German official who might have been spied on by the nation’s allies. The head of a German Federal Chancellery unit reportedly had his laptop infected with Regin, a cyberespionage program believed to be used by the U.S. National Security Agency and its closest intelligence partners.
The German federal prosecutor’s office has opened an investigation into the breach, which came to light in 2014, German news magazine Der Spiegel reported Friday. The Chancellery is the federal agency that serves Merkel’s office.