Careto (malware) - Definition from the Hotspot Shield Glossary
This is a piece of malware also known as The Mask - Careto was an extremely sophisticated piece of malware that showed a high level of professionalism, it also targeted embassies and diplomatic offices - many people believe that due to these facts, that Careto was created at a state level in a Spanish speaking country.
The Careto Malware installs tracking programs on a victim’s device that can gather such data as VPN configurations and SSH and Encryption keys. The malware is very hard to remove and discover due to the stealth methods used, and the fact that the programs have been digitally signed so look trustworthy. Available areas that the malware can exploit have been patched and updated such as Adobe Flash Player.