NSA, GCHQ Subvert Kaspersky And Other Security Software

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NSA, GCHQ Subvert Kaspersky And Other Security Software
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According to The Intercept, the most recent batch of documents released by NSA leaker Edward Snowden makes it clear that global intelligence agencies, including the NSA and the UK’s GCHQ, have been working to subvert commercial security software produced by Kaspersky Lab and other firms.

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According to the documents, global spy agencies have been working to reverse engineer software products under questionable legal authority, as well as monitoring web and email traffic to and from security software firms to gain information to thwart anti-virus software and pick up intelligence about security software and users of such software. Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab, which has 270,000 corporate clients and claims to protect more than 400 million people with its products, is clearly a focus of the agencies efforts to subvert anti-malware apps.

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