Tag: Kaspersky Lab


Kaspersky Lab becomes first Russian company added to US “national security threat” blacklist

March 28, 2022

Via: TechSpot

Kaspersky Lab joins Chinese telecom firms Huawei Technologies Co and ZTE Corp on the list, along with China Mobile (USA) and China Telecom (Americas), both of which were added at the same time as the Russian company. Earlier this month, […]


Kaspersky blew whistle on NSA hacking tool hoarder

January 10, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Harold T. Martin III, a former government contractor, is still facing trial for the alleged theft of massive amounts of National Security Agency data, including documents and tools from the NSA’s Tailored Access Operations Division. Now, a new report by […]


US officials: Kaspersky “Slingshot” report burned anti-terror operation

March 21, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

A malware campaign discovered by researchers for Kaspersky Lab this month was in fact a US military operation, according to a report by CyberScoop’s Chris Bing and Patrick Howell O’Neill. Unnamed US intelligence officials told CyberScoop that Kaspersky’s report had […]


Worker who snuck NSA malware home had his PC backdoored, Kaspersky says

October 25, 2017

Via: ArsTechnica

A National Security Agency worker who reportedly sneaked classified materials out of the agency stored them on a home computer that was later infected by a malicious backdoor that allowed third parties to remotely access the machine, officials with Moscow-based […]

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Bill Passes That Could Block Kaspersky Lab From Selling To U.S. Department Of Defense

June 30, 2017

Via: CRN

Kaspersky Lab could be blocked from selling to some parts of the U.S. government, with a bill passed Wednesday by the Senate Armed Services Committee that could prohibit the U.S. Defense Department from using the security vendor’s software over concerns […]


NSA Has Reverse-Engineered Popular Consumer Anti-Virus Software In Order To Track Users

June 22, 2015

Via: Lucas Matney

The NSA and its British counterpart the GCHQ have put extensive effort into hacking popular security software products to “track users and infiltrate networks,” according to the latest round of Snowden docs unearthed today by The Intercept. Cybersecurity companies, including […]