[Swiftwater Gazette] Hackers working for the Russian government cyberattacked National Security Agency

Ed kroposki kroposki at att.net
Thu Oct 5 18:14:09 EDT 2017



     
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Hackersworking for the Russian government stole details of how the U.S.penetrates foreign computer networks and defends against cyberattacksafter a National Security Agency contractor removedthe highlyclassified material and put it on his home computer, according tomultiple people with knowledge of the matter.
Thehackers appear to have targeted the contractor after identifying thefiles through the contractor’s use of a popular antivirus software made by Russia-based Kaspersky Lab
https://www.wsj.com/articles/russian-hackers-stole-nsa-data-on-u-s-cyber-defense-1507222108

Thebreach is the first known incident in which Kaspersky software isbelieved to have been exploited by Russian hackers to conduct espionage against the U.S. Government

   
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