How Israel Caught Russian Hackers Scouring the World for U.S. Secrets - The New York Times


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The Israeli officials who had hacked into Kaspersky’s own network alerted the United States to the broad Russian intrusion, which has not been previously reported, leading to a decision just last month to order Kaspersky software removed from government computers.

The Russian operation, described by multiple people who have been briefed on the matter, is known to have stolen classified documents from a National Security Agency employee who had improperly stored them on his home computer, on which Kaspersky’s antivirus software was installed. What additional American secrets the Russian hackers may have gleaned from multiple agencies, by turning the Kaspersky software into a sort of Google search for sensitive information, is not yet publicly known.
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7 weeks ago by bwiese
Scary | How Israel Caught Russian Hackers Scouring the World for U.S. Secrets
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8 weeks ago by matthan
RT : !!!! How Israel caught Russia using Kaspersky as a search engine for American intelligence documents (via )
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9 weeks ago by gaelicWizard
RT : This Kaspersky story is getting stranger by the day.
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9 weeks ago by bf4
New York Times sources: after hacking Kaspersky's network in 2014, Israel told NSA that it found Russian spies using Kaspersky software to search for US intel docs
9 weeks ago by joeo10
Israeli intelligence officers looked on in real time as Russian government hackers searched computers around the world for the code names of American intelligence programs. What gave the Russian hacking, detected more than two years ago, such global reach was its improvised search tool — antivirus software made by a Russian company, Kaspersky Lab, used by 400 million people worldwide.
9 weeks ago by SecurityFeed
An NSA employee improperly brought home classified docs and stored them on PC running Kaspersky. Bra-vo.
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9 weeks ago by famous
Antivirus is the ultimate back door
9 weeks ago by tamberg
Israël aurait pénétré Kaspersky et constaté que les Russes chopaient des fichiers sensibles analysés par l’antivirus
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9 weeks ago by bperrier
Hackers hacking hackers hacking hackers: https://t.co/yyPUEtHysO

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9 weeks ago by mattmueller
I think after this the whole AV software market should just be 🔥 to the ground:
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9 weeks ago by floehopper
It was a case of spies watching spies watching spies: Israeli intelligence officers looked on in real time as Russian government hackers searched computers around the world for the code names of American intelligence programs.
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9 weeks ago by ramitsethi
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9 weeks ago by LibrariesVal
"How Israel Caught Russian Hackers Scouring the World for U.S. Secrets" (Wow. Kaspersky...)
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9 weeks ago by dalcrose
It was a case of spies watching spies watching spies: Israeli intelligence officers looked on in real time as Russian government hackers searched computers around the world for the code names of American intelligence programs.
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9 weeks ago by odelano
Kaspersky Lab’s products require access to everything stored on a computer in order to scour it for viruses or other dangers. Sergei Ilnitsky/European…
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9 weeks ago by yudha87
!!!! How Israel caught Russia using Kaspersky as a search engine for American intelligence documents (via )
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9 weeks ago by riking