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Israeli Spies Claim Kaspersky Anti-Virus Software Was Used By Russian Hackers To Spy On US Intelligence Ops

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Kaspersky vehemently denies being involved in any Russian spying activities

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

Back in 2015, Israeli intelligence officials hacked into Kaspersky systems and discovered the presence of an improvised search tool used to search computers worldwide for mentions of code names of American intelligence programmes, according to The New York Times.

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

The use of this improvised search tool hidden in Kaspersky software appears to have been responsible for classified documents being stolen from the NSA.

It is as yet unclear on whether Kaspersky was involved in aiding the Russian hackers, or if the hackers simply used Kaspersky’s software as a backdoor onto computers worldwide that use the anti-virus.

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