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Kaspersky: We uploaded classified US
documents but quickly deleted them

Associated Press, by Raphael Sattter

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Posted By:Maggie2u, 10/25/2017 11:41:30 AM

PARIS (AP) — Sometime in 2014, a group of analysts walked into the office of Eugene Kaspersky, the ebullient founder of Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab, to deliver some sobering news. Kaspersky’s anti-virus software had automatically scraped powerful digital surveillance tools off a computer in the United States and the analysts were worried: The data’s headers clearly identified the files as classified. “They immediately came to my office,” Kaspersky recalled, “and they told me that they have a problem.” He said there was no hesitation about what to do with the cache.

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Wonder whose computer the classified information came from.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: StormCnter, 10/25/2017 11:50:01 AM     (No. 11429418)

The summer I was 14, I was visiting my cousin. One of her friends said "Come on over, I´ve got the greatest new record!". It was a 45, of course, and it was "Ain´t That a Shame", Fats Domino. None of us had ever heard of him. We played that little record over and over and over, bopping our hearts out.

I´m so very sorry he is gone.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: cjjeepercreeper, 10/25/2017 12:08:10 PM     (No. 11429438)

So, what I really want to know is what happened to the NSA worker that took the files home.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Smart11344, 10/25/2017 12:28:50 PM     (No. 11429465)

I used Kaspersky and an anti-virus program for a year, the terms of the license. I thought it slowed my computer down. Maybe, I am narrow minded, but using Russian software no longer appeals to me. I didn´t know they were Russian when I bought it. Costco highly recommended it. Just like China, if they mad any software, I´d never buy it.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: StormCnter, 10/25/2017 12:37:58 PM     (No. 11429486)

Reply #1 was meant to be on the Fats Domino thread. I apologize.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Clinger, 10/25/2017 12:44:03 PM     (No. 11429501)

Ok this is going to take me a little work to sort out what I just read. An NSA worker brought classified documents home to do “work” on his/her home PC which was running a pirated operating system with Russian antivirus software. Did I read that?

Wait....what’s that I smell, did I catch a sent of BS? Sounds to me more like a setup for plausible deniability for a spy to feed information to the Ruskies.

Just like when they tried to get us to believe Hillary’s lack of tech acumen led to her criminal acts. You mean clean it with a cloth?

She’s not Aunt Bee and this jackwaggon isn’t a dedicated workaholic.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: stablemoney, 10/25/2017 2:35:20 PM     (No. 11429701)

I have heard that nothing is ever really deleted, and we are not told whether the information was copied. In any case, the virus software was used to capture classified information and it ended up in Russia. The cynics of this world, myself, expected this result from the start.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: bighambone, 10/26/2017 9:50:46 AM     (No. 11430765)

Once the classified information was passed on to Russian intelligence, this company would have no reason to keep it on their servers, when it came to that of course the company would delete the “cache”.

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