You know the old saying, ‘Set a thief, to catch a thief.’ That might be the best analogy to describe the alleged espionage web between the Israel’s hackers, the Kaspersky hackers, and a contractor working for a U.S. government agency, the NSA.
It is no secret there is no ‘love’ between the NSA and Kaspersky. The former has on numerous occasions prohibited federal agencies from using the latter’s products. The FBI has taken the ‘no-love’ relationship between the U.S. and Kaspersky a notch higher by advising private companies not to use the Russia-based security company’s products.
The latest bond accusation being levied on Kaspersky by a U.S. officials comes from an alleged hack on the NSA by Russian hackers who made away with official cyber defense material. This alleged hack was purportedly conducted in 2015. The NSA claims it noticed the stolen files while using the Kaspersky software.
There was little news made public as to exactly what files were stolen, and who made the discovery. This news broke out last week, and it is up to until this week when it was revealed that it was Israeli …read more