Security pros don’t need screaming headlines to put them on alert about a dangerous new piece of malware.

“New” and “present” are usually enough to do it, though “stealthy” and “nasty” will open their eyes a little wider.

So think what the impact would be of this snippet about a new bit of malware called Regin that Symantec Corp. announced over the weekend:

“In the world of malware threats, only a few rare examples can truly be considered groundbreaking and almost peerless,” reads the opening sentence of Symantec’s white paper on Regin.” What we have seen in Regin is just such a class of malware.”

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