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What is Kaspersky's role in NSA data theft?


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#1 yu gnomi

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 02:02 AM

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What is Kaspersky's role in NSA data theft? Here are three likely outcomes

A bombshell news report on Kaspersky's alleged involvement in the theft of NSA data leaves one crucial question unanswered.

 

Kaspersky is fighting for its survival after a bombshell story in The Wall Street Journalrevealed hackers working for the Russian government had obtained classified NSA data.

At the heart of the story is a claim that hackers in 2015 targeted an NSA employee... continue

I wanted to know what other posters think of the story, as I have become downright skeptical of all recent news stories involving Russia.


Edited by yu gnomi, 10 October 2017 - 02:05 AM.


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Posted 10 October 2017 - 02:34 AM

 

The article — based on anonymous source — was torn to pieces by security professionals, who pointed out that the real problem was an NSA employee taking NSA malware home and storing it on his personal computer, where Kaspersky software was installed.

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/software/office-depot-best-buy-pull-kaspersky-products-from-shelves/

 

The US govt knows how much pressure they put on M$ and other software creators to put back doors in for them and they rightly figure the Russians do the same.


Edited by NickAu, 10 October 2017 - 02:38 AM.

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