Re: Why antivirus is not detecting?
Due to why antivirus is not detecting these malware/exploit/spyware used. There is a fact that researchers that are/were working in "hackingteam" are infiltrated in several security industries and security community group, in some social engineering media several names for these infiltrators were alerted to the information security community one by one. Further, it was suggested that some people in the industry "may" know who they are and letting them in for "some reasons".
Those group/community infiltrated contains several people who work in AV industries, and they share information in limited & closely about detection of the new threat. By seeing these information, infiltrators can arrange to make HT products to be less detected. They can seek ways how to mitigate their exploit/0days/malware/spyware or whatever the crap to be fully undetected.
For the involvement of the government, is beyond of my knowledge to confirm.