The NSA and partner agencies have identified infrastructure for Snake malware in over 50 countries worldwide
The agencies have released a joint Cybersecurity Advisory to assist network defenders in detecting Snake malware and associated activity
The international coalition attributes Snake operations to a known unit within Russia's Federal Security Service.
Snake malware has impacted various critical infrastructure sectors in the US, including education institutions and media organizations
Snake malware is typically deployed to external-facing infrastructure nodes on a network and uses other tools and tactics to conduct exploitation operations
The Cybersecurity Advisory provides technical information and mitigation recommendations to protect against Snake-associated malicious activity
The Snake malware has been used for years by Russian government actors for intelligence collection, and the international coalition aims to help organizations find and shut down the malware globally