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Microsoft never disclosed 2013 hack of secret vulnerability database

Enlarge / Microsoft in Dublin, Ireland. Hackers broke into Microsoft’s secret, internal bug-tracking database and stole information related to vulnerabilities that were exploited in later attacks. But the software developer never disclosed the breach, Reuters reported, citing former company employees. In an article published Tuesday, Reuters said Microsoft’s decision not to disclose details came after […]

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Equifax rival TransUnion also sends site visitors to malicious pages

Enlarge / One of the bad pages delivered after researcher Jérôme Segura visited transunioncentroamerica.com Equifax isn’t the only credit-reporting behemoth with a website redirecting visitors to fake Adobe Flash updates. A security researcher from AV provider Malwarebytes said transunioncentroamerica.com, a TransUnion site serving people in Central America, is also sending visitors to the fraudulent updates […]

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Kaspersky reportedly modified its AV to help Russia steal NSA secrets

The rapidly evolving story about Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab’s involvement in helping Russian government hackers steal sensitive National Security Agency materials has taken yet another turn, as The Wall Street Journal reports that the assistance could have come only with the company’s knowledge. Wednesday’s report, citing unnamed current and former US officials, said the help came in […]

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How Kaspersky AV was caught helping Russian hackers steal NSA secrets

Last week, The Wall Street Journal dropped a bombshell when it reported that Russian government hackers located confidential National Security Agency material improperly stored on an employee’s home computer with help from Kaspersky antivirus, which happened to be installed. On Tuesday, The New York Times and The Washington Post provided another shocker: the Russian hackers […]

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The cases for and against claims Kaspersky helped steal secret NSA secrets

The Wall Street Journal just published an incendiary article that says hackers working for the Russian government stole confidential material from an NSA contractor’s home computer. The hackers did so, according to the WSJ, after identifying files though the contractor’s use of antivirus software from Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab. The report may well be true, but, […]