Israel warned the US about Kaspersky after hacking its network

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Kaspersky is in hot water...again. The US government recently prohibited federal agencies from using the company's products, and the FBI is reportedly convincing private entities to do the same. Its latest headache is linked to the NSA cyberattacks allegedly carried out by Russian hackers, who made away with official cyber defense material in 2015. The US intelligence agency claimed it noticed the stolen files using Kaspersky software. Little else was revealed about the incident (news of which broke last week) until now. It seems Israeli officials tipped off the US about the Russian intrusion, having hacked into Kaspersky's network, according to The New York Times.

Times' phrasing) into a "Google search for sensitive information." This classified data was then extracted back to Russian intelligence systems. The NSA, however, has always restricted its analysts from installing Kaspersky's apps (which may explain why the hackers went after an agency contractor)." data-reactid="12" style="margin-bottom: 1em; color: rgb(38, 40, 42); font-family: "Helvetica Neue", Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">But, according to multiple people in the know, the Russian operation turned Kaspersky's software (to borrow the Times' phrasing) into a "Google search for sensitive information." This classified data was then extracted back to Russian intelligence systems. The NSA, however, has always restricted its analysts from installing Kaspersky's apps (which may explain why the hackers went after an agency contractor).


Times reports that Israeli officials handed over screenshots and documentation of the hack to their American counterparts. The findings led, in part, to the US government's decision to block federal agencies from using the anti-virus tool -- although, Kaspersky's alleged ties to the Kremlin didn't exactly help its cause either.

Still, this doesn't necessarily mean Kaspersky Lab founder Eugene V. Kaspersky was complicit in the breach. Theoretically speaking, there's always the chance the software could have been exploited without his consent, or the consent of his staff. Nonetheless, it will do little to free Kaspersky from the maelstrom it's caught up in.
Courtesy of https://finance.yahoo.com/news/israel-warned-us-kaspersky-hacking-065700193.html
 

Susskid

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Kaspersky is in hot water...again. The US government recently prohibited federal agencies from using the company's products, and the FBI is reportedly convincing private entities to do the same. Its latest headache is linked to the NSA cyberattacks allegedly carried out by Russian hackers, who made away with official cyber defense material in 2015. The US intelligence agency claimed it noticed the stolen files using Kaspersky software. Little else was revealed about the incident (news of which broke last week) until now. It seems Israeli officials tipped off the US about the Russian intrusion, having hacked into Kaspersky's network, according to The New York Times.

Times' phrasing) into a "Google search for sensitive information." This classified data was then extracted back to Russian intelligence systems. The NSA, however, has always restricted its analysts from installing Kaspersky's apps (which may explain why the hackers went after an agency contractor)." data-reactid="12" style="margin-bottom: 1em; color: rgb(38, 40, 42); font-family: "Helvetica Neue", Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">But, according to multiple people in the know, the Russian operation turned Kaspersky's software (to borrow the Times' phrasing) into a "Google search for sensitive information." This classified data was then extracted back to Russian intelligence systems. The NSA, however, has always restricted its analysts from installing Kaspersky's apps (which may explain why the hackers went after an agency contractor).


Times reports that Israeli officials handed over screenshots and documentation of the hack to their American counterparts. The findings led, in part, to the US government's decision to block federal agencies from using the anti-virus tool -- although, Kaspersky's alleged ties to the Kremlin didn't exactly help its cause either.

Still, this doesn't necessarily mean Kaspersky Lab founder Eugene V. Kaspersky was complicit in the breach. Theoretically speaking, there's always the chance the software could have been exploited without his consent, or the consent of his staff. Nonetheless, it will do little to free Kaspersky from the maelstrom it's caught up in.
Courtesy of https://finance.yahoo.com/news/israel-warned-us-kaspersky-hacking-065700193.html
Eugene Kerspersky has denied those allegations.
 
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Deorro

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Hii story I have followed it for a month now and what I would say is that USA is just afraid to admit their NSA contractors fucked up and are now using Kaspersky as a sacrificial lamb.
Kaspersky simply did it's job by identifying a NSA hacking tool and uploading it for further analysis. This year we had ransomware which were developed from NSA hacking tools affect Business globally yet NSA and it's government refused to take blame.

Inshort hii article ni upuss na ujinga. Kaspersky is a great product that I would use. Na Americans ni meffi for believing in propaganda
 
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Hii story I have followed it for a month now and what I would say is that USA is just afraid to admit their NSA contractors fucked up and are now using Kaspersky as a sacrificial lamb.
Kaspersky simply did it's job by identifying a NSA hacking tool and uploading it for further analysis. This year we had ransomware which were developed from NSA hacking tools affect Business globally yet NSA and it's government refused to take blame.

Inshort hii article ni upuss na ujinga. Kaspersky is a great product that I would use. Na Americans ni meffi for believing in propaganda
Infact if you factor in geopolitics it makes this article look more of US propaganda bullshit.
 
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Deorro

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I like Kaspersky. However I found it too heavy for the computer despite my high specs.
I switched to 360safe. Much lighter. And even worse, it's Chinese :)
360 uses Bitdefender's engine, just buy bitdefender, best AV ouchea. Been a customer for 3 years and no regrets
 

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