The CyberWire - Your cyber security news connection. - Israel said to have tipped the US off concerning Kaspersky risks. Accenture databases exposed. Deloitte breach may be worse than initially thought. on The-Intelligence-Search
The new york times and other outlets reportedly yesterday that israeli intelligence officers tipped off their u s national security agency counterparts that kaspersky software had been used to gain access to devices holding highly classified american intelligence documents israeli intelligence services monitoring russian activities saw them using kaspersky software as what the new york times calls an improvised search engine they notified their american colleagues and the times reports this is the background to the us government's decision to ban kaspersky products from its networks israeli intelligence services penetrated ca spur ski in 2014 sources say kaspersky discovered and disclosed without attribution israeli presence on its networks in 2015 it connected the activity to the duku family of cyber espionage tools antivirus software is an attractive target because of the system access it receives casper skis products have the reputation of being particularly aggressive in their scans of the devices their installed to protect kaspersky has long represented that as a feature not a flaw saying that such scanning increases their ability to offer protection against little known in unfamiliar threats of course should such scanning be compromised it can be exploited to look for sensitive material on the devices it's protecting and that's what sources in the us government say happened in this case nsa contractors machine with kaspersky security software installed was hacked by russian intelligence services probably the fsb by most accounts who knew exactly what files they wanted and those are the files and they got.