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10 Reactions: Allegations Against Kaspersky Lab

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Anti-Malware , Data Breach , Technology

10 Reactions: Allegations Against Kaspersky Lab Analysis: No Conspiracy Theories Necessary to Explain Epic NSA Pwnage Mathew J. Schwartz (euroinfosec) • October 7, 2017 Kaspersky Lab's headquarters in Moscow

Modern day spy story: A member of the National Security Agency's offensive hacking team takes top-secret work home, copies it onto a home PC in violation of agency rules, and his Kaspersky Lab consumer anti-virus product flags the code as malware, sending a copy back to the vendor's security researchers for analysis. At some point, one or more intelligence agencies apparently also see a copy of the malware and potentially trace it back to the PC in question, which they hack into directly, stealing everything it contains.

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So goes one bare-bones theory explaining how the NSA allegedly had some of its biggest secrets stolen in 2015 by Russian intelligence agents. Two media...(continued)

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