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Israel tipped off the NSA: Russia-based Kaspersky somehow has your hacking tools

Israel tipped off the NSA: Russia-based Kaspersky somehow has your hacking tools

In 2015, Israeli government hackers saw something suspicious in the computers of a Moscow-based cybersecurity firm: hacking tools that could only have come from the National Security Agency.

Israel notified the NSA, where alarmed officials immediately began a hunt for the breach, according to people familiar with the matter, who said an investigation by the agency revealed that the tools were in the possession of the Russian government.

Israeli spies had found the hacking material on the network of Kaspersky Lab, the global antivirus firm, now under a spotlight in the United States because of suspicions that its products facilitate Russian espionage.

Last month, the...

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