Russian antivirus was used to obtain classified information

Russian antivirus was used to obtain classified information – WSJ

On Wednesday, The Wall Street Journal reported, quoting the current and former United States officials, that Russia's authorities had allegedly updated Kaspersky Lab's anti-virus software, turning into a spy tool, and used it for searching secret documents of the USA federal departments on computers throughout the world.

"There are no plans to warn against the use of Kaspersky products since the BSI has no evidence for misconduct by the company or weaknesses in its software", BSI said in a statement on Wednesday. This software is used by 400 million people around the globe, including USA government agencies, The New York Times reported that over two years ago Israeli officials had hacked into Kaspersky's network and then notified US counterparts of the Russian intrusion.

Gucci Will Stop Using Fur in All Collections Going Forward
But campaigners say there are 75m animals in fur farms globally, often kept in tiny cages and suffering disease, injuries and stress.

In antivirus "Kaspersky Lab" was spelled out an in depth scan documents on the computers to search for classified information.

The U.S. government last month ordered Kaspersky software removed from government computers, saying it was concerned the Moscow-based cyber security firm was vulnerable to Kremlin influence. Israel immediately told the U.S. about the breach. It said it was anxious that the Russian government had possibly compromised the firm.

County issues air quality health advisory
The controlled fire planned at Castle Air Base has been canceled, according to the Merced County officials. The smoke in the air is due to a series of wildfires in Northern California.

Germany's BSI, which also uses Kaspersky products for technical analyses, said it was in touch with US officials and other security agencies about the issue so it could take action and issue a warning on short notice if required. This access could allow cyber-attacks against the US government.

The company representatives told Sputnik that "Kaspersky Lab was not involved in and does not possess any knowledge of the situation in question", referring to allegations made by several Western media outlets regarding Israeli security services tipping off their U.S. colleagues about Russian hackers employing Kaspersky products for their nefarious alleged activities. "The company tracks more than 100 advanced persistent threat actors and operations, and for 20 years, Kaspersky Lab has been focused on protecting people and organizations from these cyber threats - its headquarters' location doesn't change that mission", the company explained.

Macquarie Group Ltd. Sells 59844 Shares of Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE)
The Average Volume of the company is 2.01 Million, while the Volume of the company in the last trading session was 2.37 Billion. It dived, as 43 investors sold LRCX shares while 255 reduced holdings. 59 funds opened positions while 152 raised stakes.

Related News:



Most liked

Trump threatens to end recovery efforts in Puerto Rico amid ongoing crisis
This shipment is the latest in a long line of efforts by NY to help Puerto Rico in their time of need. It wasn't immediately clear what prompted the president's reference to her on Twitter .

Pakistan Rescues Western Couple Held by Afghan Taliban
US officials call the group a terrorist organization and have targeted its leaders with drone strikes. The initial word came from a Pakistani Army statement and was confirmed by United States officials.

Talwars acquitted by HC in murders of daughter Aarushi, help
The police was accused by many for not doing their investigation properly and they were even accused of tempering the evidences . Nupur and Rajesh Talwar have been in Ghaziabad's Dasna jail for the last four years.

Russian Federation to demand U.S. to reduce diplomatic personnel to 300 or below
Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov has blamed Washington for backtracking on its commitment to fix ties with Moscow.

Amazon Extends Monthly Prime Option to Cash-Strapped Students
Teens who are interested in using their own login can get the ball rolling by texting their parents an invitation. Children can access digital content that their parent allows on their child's device but are not enabled to shop.

Britain asks Ofgem to devise consumer energy price cap plan
In the meantime, suppliers must step up efforts to get more of their customers on default tariffs onto better value deals. There has also been a guarded welcome for the draft Bill from consumer organisation Which.

Hurricane Ophelia continues in Atlantic
It will coincide with the 30th anniversary of the Great Storm of 1987, which hit southern England overnight on October 15. The Category 1 storm now poses no threat to land, forecasters said, and no watches or warnings have been issued.

Google Duo will soon be adding a screen sharing feature
The dynamic video streaming resolution feature of the Google Duo APp helps to make flawless video chats over the Internet. Primarily, Google's video calling app Duo will be the main app that will make video call to anyone with the app installed.

HMD Global's Nokia 9 gets leaked in new render
The renders even though come from reliable leakster @ OnLeaks , but it's hard to predict whether this is the final design or not. These renders are based on CAD files of the Nokia phone, but that doesn't mean that it's 100% accurate.

Facebook to sell portable headset for virtual reality
However, there's also a 3.5mm headphone jack for private listening, or for when you're getting on your housemates' nerves. This isn't the first price drop by Oculus this year: The package was trimmed to $499 on March 1.

Election Commission of Pakistan issues arrest warrant against Imran Khan
The IHC has yet to decide on Imran's petition challenging the power of the top poll body to prosecute a contempt case. Later, when the PTI chief did not submit any response, the ECP issued a second show-cause notice to him on August 24.

Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (NASDAQ:PPC) Valuation According To Analysts
As long as profit margins and other details stay intact, Pilgrim's Pride Corporation can continue to provide value for investors. Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (NASDAQ:PPC) appreciated by 0.77% at $28.97, after hitting low of $28.76 in an intra-day trade.

Arsenal´s defensive woes mount with Mustafi out for up to six weeks
ARSENAL have been hit by a major defensive injury crisis after Shkodran Mustafi was ruled out for six weeks with a groin problem. Arsenal could be boosted by the return of Laurent Koscielny against Watford .

21-year-old youth dupes Amazon India
According to the report, neither the police nor Amazon elaborated on the process of verification of such refund demands. Chopra had opted for cash on delivery on all their orders and would pay through gift vouchers.

EC set to announce polls to Gujarat, Himachal assemblies
New Delhi :The Election Commission will announce the dates for the Assembly polls in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh at 4 pm today. A K Joti also said that voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) system will be used in over 50,000 booths in Gujarat.