Kaspersky did upload NSA hacking code from PC that was backdoored via pirated software

Kaspersky admitted to uploading NSA hacking code, then deleting it. The upload happened after a user’s PC was backdoored after installing a pirated version of MS Office.

By Ms. Smith

While revealing the results of an internal investigation, Kaspersky Lab admitted it had uploaded classified NSA malware from a user’s computer in 2014. But that same user had been backdoored after installing a pirated version of Microsoft Office.

The NSA worker, who had stored classified NSA materials on his home computer, ran a home version of Kaspersky Antivirus and had chosen to enable Kaspersky Security Network (KSN), which automatically uploads new and previously unknown malware. That is how Kaspersky ended up with the new sample of malware. When an analyst alerted CEO Eugene Kaspersky that the file contained classified source code for a new hacking tool, the CEO said to immediately delete it.

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Source: https://www.csoonline.com/