News 12 october — 12:17

Russian spies used Kaspersky software

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Israeli spies looked on as Russian hackers breached Kaspersky cyber-security software two years ago, US media report, BBC reports.

The Russians were allegedly attempting to gather data on US intelligence programs, according to the New York Times and Washington Post.

Israeli agents made the discovery after breaching the software themselves.

Kaspersky has said it was neither involved in nor aware of the situation and denies collusion with authorities.

Last month, the US government decided to stop using the Russian firm's software on its computers.

The Israelis are said to have notified the US, which led to the ban on Kaspersky programs.

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