According to Washington Post and the New York Times, two years ago, Israeli spies looked on as Russian hackers breached Kaspersky Labs cyber-security software.
Israeli discovered Kasperesky was being hacked by Russia after breaching the software themselves, attempting to gather data on US intelligence programmes.
Kaspersky said it wasn’t aware or involved in the situation.
The New York Times is to have said, “multiple people have been briefed on the matter”.
Kaspersky said in a recent statement: “As the integrity of our products is fundamental to our business, Kaspersky Lab patches any vulnerabilities it identifies or that are reported to the company.
“Kaspersky Lab reiterates its willingness to work alongside US authorities to address any concerns they may have about its products as well as its systems, and respectfully requests any relevant, verifiable information that would enable the company to begin an investigation at the earliest opportunity.”
Classified documents have also been reported stolen from the home computer of a US National Security Agency (NSA) employee who installed Kaspersky’s antivirus software.
Written from press release by Leah Alger