It was a case of spies watching spies watching spies: Israeli intelligence officers looked on in real time as Russian government hackers searched computers around the world for the code names of American intelligence programmes. What gave the Russian hacking, detected more than two years ago, such global reach was its improvised search tool - antivirus software made by a Russian company, Kaspersky Lab, that is used by 400 million people worldwide, including by officials at some two dozen American government agencies. The Israeli officials who had hacked into ...
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First Published: Thu, October 12 2017. 02:45 IST