Israeli Spies Found Russia Hacking with Kaspersky

12 October, 2017, 20:53 | Author: Valerie Burke
  • Russia Software'Kaspersky Lab Antivirus Ban in USA

After an investigation, the NSA determined that the Russian government had access to these tools.

From spying on the Russian government hackers, Israeli intelligence has discovered that the hackers were using Kaspersky Lab anti-virus software to spy on USA spies.

Kaspersky strongly denies any involvement in the hacking, with a spokesperson telling us: "Kaspersky Lab was not involved in and does not possess any knowledge of the situation in question".

While the case of spies spying on spies has only come to light now, the Israeli intelligence officials revealed their findings to the United States which moved to ban the use of Kaspersky software on USA government computers.

In a statement, Kaspersky claimed that "as a private company, Kaspersky Lab does not have inappropriate ties to any government, including Russian Federation, and the only conclusion seems to be that Kaspersky Lab is caught in the middle of a geopolitical fight", while Kaspersky founder, Eugene Kaspersky, claimed in a blog post that any tools found on the network were likely picked up as malware by the anti-virus program.

Charlie Nash is a reporter for Breitbart Tech. It was founded in 1997 by Eugene Kaspersky, who is now the CEO. Around 400 million people worldwide use the company's software.

It said German government agencies could use software protection for clients and servers that is offered by CANCOM online GmbH, which works together with Trend Micro. And given such Russian hacking operation were discovered some time ago, there's a chance that Kaspersky may have patched a backdoor, if it indeed existed, as part of its regular software updates.

In antivirus "Kaspersky Lab" was spelled out an in depth scan documents on the computers to search for classified information.

The current and former government officials who described the episode spoke about it on condition of anonymity because of classification rules, the Times said. Eugene Kaspersky, the company's co-founder and chief executive, continues to deny accusations that the company practices espionage on behalf of the Russian government.

The company issued a statement saying that "as a private company, Kaspersky Lab does not have inappropriate ties to any government, including Russian Federation, and the only conclusion seems to be that Kaspersky Lab is caught in the middle of a geopolitical fight", the Washington Post reported.

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