How the NSA Found Out the Russians had Hacked It

Israel hacked Russia’s Kaspersky cyber labs, found code that could only have come from the NSA, then told the Americans¬†(Washington Post)

In 2015, Israeli government hackers saw something suspicious in the computers of a Moscow-based cybersecurity firm: hacking tools that could only have come from the National Security Agency.

Israel notified the NSA, where alarmed officials immediately began a hunt for the breach, according to people familiar with the matter, who said an investigation by the agency revealed that the tools were in the possession of the Russian government.

Israeli spies had found the hacking material on the network of Kaspersky Lab, the global anti-virus firm under a spotlight in the United States because of suspicions that its products facilitate Russian espionage¬†–Washington Post

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  • Tim Favero
    October 11, 2017

    Charles, I’m wondering why this will not become bigger news. We had known about the Russian “hack” a while ago, but not much detail until now. Any thoughts?

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