Kaspersky Spotted Leak NSA Missed as Spy Agency Lacks ‘Good Handle’ on Security | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Kaspersky Spotted Leak NSA Missed as Spy Agency Lacks ‘Good Handle’ on Security

On Wednesday, Politico reported that Moscow-based Kaspersky Labs, which is banned on US government computers over spying fears, helped uncover in 2016 perhaps the single largest theft of US intelligence in history. Sputnik spoke with Kim Zetter, the author who broke the ironic story, about what happened.

Researchers at security software company Kaspersky Labs received some strange messages on Twitter in August 2016, messages that seemed connected to a huge theft of sophisticated US National Security Agency (NSA) hacking tools. After Kaspersky investigated and discovered the identity of the sender and reported their findings to the NSA, a subsequent search of the man's home uncovered two decades' worth of stolen data amounting to 50 terabytes' worth of classified material from NSA and other government offices.

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