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NSA and GHCQ targeted Kaspersky Lab and other antivirus developers, say Snowden documents

New documents provided by former American secret service employee-turned whistleblower Edward Snowden claim that the U.S. and UK security services have been carrying out attacks against antivirus developers around the world, including Russian company Kaspersky Lab.

 

On June 23 the American news site The Intercept cited documents belonging to former American secret service employee Edward Snowden as saying that America’s National Security Agency (NSA) and the UK’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) had been studying Kaspersky Lab’s weak points and, essentially, tried breaking into its software.

 

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