Regin's behavior suggests that the newly uncovered and "highly complex" spying threat came from a nation-state, Symantec reports.
The hard-to-detect malware is a Swiss Army knife of clandestine tools to extract information from targets in non-English speaking countries, experts say.
Ending the NSA's massive phone database is just one recommendation in a report from the White House's surveillance review panel.
The database contains stolen usernames and passwords associated with Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, and more.
The USA Freedom Act, blocked by the Senate, would have curbed powers granted under the Patriot Act, including bulk collection of Americans' phone records.
After users' hashed passwords, e-mail addresses, and other information is exposed in a security breach, the cloud-based hosting service neutralizes the attack and works to prevent future incidents.
Project Hemisphere, which was detailed in slides supplied to The New York Times, included access to phone logs dating back 26 years.
The country's new SLIX network will allow rapid transmission of data between researchers -- and let students in partner universities enjoy super-fast Internet speeds.
Investigation into attack on JPMorgan Chase may have expanded to seven of the world's top banks, amid a report that hackers altered records.
Newly released documents leaked by Edward Snowden reveal that the NSA isn't just collecting data -- it's also got a custom search engine to carry out the task.