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Blacklisted Kaspersky Tipped NSA on Security Breach: Media

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Jan
2019
Blacklisted Kaspersky Tipped NSA on Security Breach: Media

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Politico and the Washington Post said the Moscow-based maker of anti-malware products told the National Security Agency that one of its contractors, Harold Martin, had contacted it via cryptic messages on Twitter.

The messages arrived at Kaspersky shortly before unknown hackers known as the “Shadow Brokers” made available on the internet an assembly of advanced hacking tools that the ultra-secret signals intelligence body used to spy on the communications and computers of foreign governments and officials.

After the Shadow Brokers release, Kaspersky researchers thought there was a connection with Martin’s messages and reached out with the information to the NSA.

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