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Russian spies used Kaspersky AV to hack NSA staffer, swipe exploit code – new claim

veti Silver badge

Re: Possible ???

My interpretation is that the antivirus tool was doing its job.

Contractor takes home "classified code" (specifically, NSA malware) and runs it on his home computer. Security software detects malware behaviour and sends code back to home base for analysis.

That's called "working as expected". The fact that it's being reported as "Kaspersky being nefarious" says more about the current legislative and propaganda agenda than anything else.

It suits everyone to paint Kaspersky specifically as villains because they're fishing for donations from Symantec et al. And it suits the Democrats doubly so, because Kaspersky are Russians and being rabidly anti-Russian is a thing right now for them, because (they've just noticed, apparently) Putin is as big a thug as Trump.

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