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How Kaspersky AV was caught helping Russian hackers steal NSA secrets

Accepted submission by DeathMonkey at 2017-10-12 17:15:02
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Last week, The Wall Street Journal dropped a bombshell when it reported that Russian government hackers located confidential National Security Agency material improperly stored on an employee's home computer with help from Kaspersky antivirus, which happened to be installed. On Tuesday, The New York Times and The Washington Post provided another shocker: the Russian hackers were caught in the act by spies from Israel, who were burrowed deep inside Kaspersky's corporate network around the time of the theft.

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/10/russian-hackers-reportedly-used-kaspersky-av-to-search-for-nsa-secrets/ [arstechnica.com]
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/10/technology/kaspersky-lab-israel-russia-hacking.html [nytimes.com]
https://www.wsj.com/articles/russian-hackers-stole-nsa-data-on-u-s-cyber-defense-1507222108 [wsj.com]


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