Israeli hackers caught Russian hackers exploiting Kaspersky, NYT reports


Kaspersky Lab headquarters in Moscow.

So, to sum things up: Israel-linked hackers were watching Russian hackers breach an NSA contractor's computer in real-time using a popular anti-virus tool.

Israeli intelligence officials had uncovered Russian government hackers trying to discover the code names of USA intelligence programs, the New York Times reported Tuesday night.

The US National Intelligence Council report completed late last month concluded Russia's FSB (Federal Security Service) intelligence service had "probable access" to Kaspersky customer databases and source code, the Post reported.

That access, it concluded, could help enable cyber attacks against US Government, commercial and industrial control networks, the Post reported.

Israel unearthed attempts from within a global civilian cybersecurity company to steal United States government secrets for Russia, The New York Times reported on Wednesday.

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Big American retailers Best Buy and Office Depot have taken Kaspersky Lab products off their shelves in the wake of a US Government ban on the use of the same in federal agencies.

The Russian embassy in Washington last month called the ban on Kaspersky Lab software "regrettable" and said it delayed the prospects of restoring bilateral ties. The company vigorously denied the allegations.

At a get -to-know session held here this evening ahead of Wednesday's official commitments, Neumeier and Alejandro Arango, Global Director (PR) for Kaspersky Lab both said that they were looking forward to 48 hours of intensive discussion and interaction on their company's global vision and committed focus on worldwide markets and what futuristic steps need to be taken to think differently, act faster, innovate and deliver information technology-related protection that is effective, usable and accessible.

It has repeatedly denied having anything more than correct business ties to the Kremlin, saying it is "caught in the middle of a geopolitical fight". The company claims it was "not involved in" nor "does it possess any knowledge of, the situation in question".

USA intelligence agencies have concluded that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a multipronged digital influence operation past year in an attempt to help Donald Trump win the White House, a charge Moscow denies.