Russian hackers stole NSA tools

Russian state hackers stole a collection of National Security Agency (NSA) hacking tools and other documents from the personal computer of an agency contractor who had taken the classified documents home from work, reports The Wall Street Journal.

The reported breach took place in 2015 but wasn’t discovered until spring of last year.

The Journal reports that the hackers identified the documents through Kaspersky Lab antivirus software. The Department of Homeland Security recently barred federal agencies from using Kaspersky Lab products due to security concerns but has been tight-lipped about what intelligence linked the popular, Moscow-based computer security firm to specific intelligence operations.

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source: http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/354068-russian-hackers-stole-nsa-hacking-tools-using-kaspersky-antivirus-report

  • Paul

    This article tells us absolutely nothing .

  • Alan404

    Seems a crying shame that government agencies and their contractors do not seem to be on the same side as the rest of the population. Or am I being overly critical.

  • Now they cannot blame anyone but themselves for this breach of national security. So since this contractor did this, does that mean he will be arrested and tried for treason, or do they get away with this crime!

    • Mike Mooney

      The contractor will probably take the Hillary Plea – know it was wrong, but it wasn’t intentional WHAT??? If it was a normal person, an orange jumpsuit would be immediately ordered, and shackles fitted for a long time.