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Kaspersky Rebukes 'Sensationalist' Hacking Report: 'Script of a C Movie'

Kaspersky Rebukes 'Sensationalist' Hacking Report: 'Script of a C Movie'
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By    |   Friday, 06 October 2017 10:44 AM

Eugene Kaspersky on Thursday rebuffed the "sensationalist" report that anti-virus software made by his company was instrumental in how Russian operatives hacked the National Security Agency.

In his blog, Kaspersky, founder of Russia-based Kaspersky Lab, said the report from The Wall Street Journal "sounds like the script of a C movie, and again — disclosed by anonymous sources (what a surprise).

"The new allegations look to me like this: someone just took this process of how we deal with a threat, added some fictional details, and here we go — the new C-movie script is ready," he wrote.

Kaspersky included a link to his company's official statement about the report and touched on the matter again in his blog.

"If we assume that what is reported is true: that Russian hackers exploited a weakness in our products installed on the PC of one of our users, and the government agencies charged with protecting national security knew about that, why didn't they report it to us?" he wrote.

"We patch the most severe bugs in a matter of hours; so why not make the world a bit more secure by reporting the vulnerability to us? I can't imagine an ethical justification for not doing so."

Kaspersky argued it's just not the type of thing that could take place in his company without setting off alarms.

"Even if, let's say, one or two such people would somehow infiltrate the company, there are dozens of internal technological and organizational strategies to mitigate the risk. There are also 3000+ people working at Kaspersky Lab and some of them would notice something like that. It's impossible to hide it from everybody," he wrote.

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Eugene Kaspersky on Thursday rebuffed the "sensationalist" report that anti-virus software made by his company was instrumental in how Russian operatives hacked the National Security Agency.
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