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Kaspersky Lab, a cybersecurity firm still under fire in the United States, announced a new threat sharing agreement with Interpol on Thursday.

 

"INTERPOL's new agreement with Kaspersky Lab is an additional step in our continued efforts to ensure law enforcement worldwide has access to the information they need to combat cyberthreats," said Noboru Nakatani, executive director of the Interpol's Global Complex for Innovation.

 

"We have seen how cooperation with the private sector is essential in effectively tackling this global phenomenon which continues to grow in scale and complexity."

 

A recent spate of news stories has suggested Russian intelligence leveraged Kaspersky Lab antivirus's ability to scan files to search for documents and source code related to United States intelligence operations.

 

This included a New York Times report that Israeli intelligence officials hacked into Kaspersky Lab's systems, where they witnessed Russian agents acting against the U.S. in real time.

 

Those reports follow the Department of Homeland Security barring federal agencies from using Kaspersky products this September.

 

At a conference earlier this weak, Nakatani said Interpol had received no intelligence from the United States to suggest that Kaspersky was a threat.

 

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A recent spate of news stories has suggested Russian intelligence leveraged Kaspersky Lab antivirus's ability to scan files to search for documents and source code related to United States intelligence operations.

 

sure it can  if they say so  must be truth :P

 

 

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10 hours ago, knowledge said:

sure it can  if they say so  must be truth :P

If there is no proof then it is either hidden, destroyed or just simply made up, fake news. ;)

If they really have proof then why not show the world? Right?

Their credibility is being question now.

The same goes to the German labs who told there is no proof of hacking.

How did they do that if they don't have access to the victim's computer, the servers to which these connection passes, intercepted and recorded?

Personally, I don't think Kapersky and its users have something to worry about this issues.

This is just war (mind) games of gov'ts and spies. The companies and individuals are just collateral damage caught in between their war.

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Does Kaspersky Have Something to Hide?

The Russian security giant faces scrutiny worldwide. Is there fire beneath the smoke?

 

Until earlier this year, Kaspersky Labs, the Moscow-based anti-virus and internet security firm founded by Eugene Kaspersky, was making a hard push to gain U.S. market share, targeting major companies and government contracts. That was before the chill in U.S.-Russia relations and evidence of Russian state-sponsored election hacking. Now, Kaspersky has been dropped from an approved vendor list for U.S. civilian contracts at the urging of NSA Director Mike Rogers and the company is vehemently denying claims that it is complicit in Kremlin-backed counterintelligence operations.

The New York Times reported this week that Israeli intelligence officers observed Russian hackers exploiting Kaspersky software to query global networks in an attempt to infiltrate the National Security Agency. This comes on the heels of a Wall Street Journal report that hackers has used the software to steal materials from an N.S.A. contractor’s home computer. Is this the hard proof that could tie Kaspersky to Russia spying?

On this week’s first episode of The E.R., FP‘s executive editor for news Sharon Weinberger is joined by Jake Williams, Andrei Soldatov, and FP’s Elias Groll to discuss the accusations swirling around Kaspersky. Can the company clear its name? And what are the implications for the intelligence community?

Jake Williams is the founder of Rendition Infosec, a consultancy that performs forensics and incident response investigations as well as penetration testing and secure network design. He regularly responds to cyber intrusions performed by state-sponsored actors in financial, defense, aerospace, and healthcare sectors using cutting edge forensics and incident response techniques. Williams is also an instructor and course author at the SANS institute where he develops cutting edge cyber security training. Follow him on Twitter: @MalwareJake.

Andrei Soldatov is an investigative journalist and editor of Agentura.Ru, an information hub on intelligence agencies. Soldatov regularly comments on terrorism and intelligence issues for Vedomosti, Radio Free Europe and the BBC. He is a columnist for Ezhednevny Journal and The Moscow Times. He’s also the co-author of The Red Web: The Kremlin’s War on the Internet. Follow him on Twitter: @AndreiSoldatov.

Elias Groll is a staff writer at Foreign Policy, covering cyberspace and its conflicts and controversies. Follow him on Twitter: @EliasGroll.

Sharon Weinberger is FP’s executive editor for news. She is the author of The Imagineers of War: The Untold Story of DARPA, the Pentagon Agency That Changed the World. Follow her on Twitter: @weinbergersa.

Tune in, now three times a week, to FP’s The E.R.

 

Listen Too Full Pod Cast  35 Min

http://tracking.feedpress.it/link/13662/7067791/PNP4721084502.mp3

Sources:

http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/10/12/does-kaspersky-have-something-to-hide/
https://player.fm/series/fps-the-editors-roundtable-the-er/does-kaspersky-have-something-to-hide

 

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6 hours ago, nIGHT said:

If there is no proof then it is either hidden, destroyed or just simply made up, fake news. ;)

If they really have proof then why not show the world? Right?

Their credibility is being question now.

The same goes to the German labs who told there is no proof of hacking.

How did they do that if they don't have access to the victim's computer, the servers to which these connection passes, intercepted and recorded?

Personally, I don't think Kapersky and its users have something to worry about this issues.

This is just war (mind) games of gov'ts and spies. The companies and individuals are just collateral damage caught in between their war.

My post clearly points to USA gov't, If they have proof then why not show the world. 

As I am responding to knowledge post pointing at USA gov't.

 

Anyway there is another thread here which point Kapersky is innocent. :)

 

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