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Russian hackers reportedly used popular antivirus software to steal NSA data

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Russian hackers stole “highly classified” NSA files laying out how the agency combats cyberattacks and spies on other countries’ networks, according to a new report in The Wall Street Journal.

The hackers reportedly found the files via Kaspersky’s antivirus software after an National Security Agency contractor put the files on his home computer. 

The attack, which happened in 2015 though it was only discovered last year, “is considered by experts to be one of the most significant security breaches in recent years.” The files reportedly lay out key parts of the NSA’s strategy for spying and defending itself against cyberattack. Read more…

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About Stephen Stiles

Steve Stiles is a retired computer professional. He has worked in the computer field since before the internet and the TRS-80. He has always loved technology, has served his country in USAF and there after worked for several high tech companies such as Singer Link Flight Simulation, Digital Equipment, KLA Instruments and Nine Mile Nuclear Power Station.

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