(Bloomberg) -- A sophisticated spying campaign infected tens of thousands of computers worldwide with surveillance software, some embedded in hard drives, according to a report from a cybersecurity company that points toward the U.S. National Security Agency.

The malware was found in 30 countries -- including Iran, Russia, China, Afghanistan and Pakistan -- and targeted governments and diplomatic institutions, military, Islamic activists and key industries such as telecommunications, aerospace, energy, financial institutions and oil and gas, Kaspersky Lab Inc., a Moscow-based cybersecurity company, said in a report released over the weekend.

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