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117474 No. 117474 ID: 82db8b
2001: get antivirus software before going online!
2017: we regret to inform you that the russians have turned the anti-virus software into a virus
>The Israeli officials who had hacked into Kaspersky’s own network alerted the United States to the broad Russian intrusion, which has not been previously reported, leading to a decision just last month to order Kaspersky software removed from government computers.

>The Russian operation, described by multiple people who have been briefed on the matter, is known to have stolen classified documents from a National Security Agency employee who had improperly stored them on his home computer, on which Kaspersky’s antivirus software was installed. What additional American secrets the Russian hackers may have gleaned from multiple agencies, by turning the Kaspersky software into a sort of Google search for sensitive information, is not yet publicly known.


>It is not clear whether, or to what degree, Eugene V. Kaspersky, the founder of Kaspersky Lab, and other company employees have been complicit in the hacking using their products. Technical experts say that at least in theory, Russian intelligence hackers could have exploited Kaspersky’s worldwide deployment of software and sensors without the company’s cooperation or knowledge. Another possibility is that Russian intelligence officers might have infiltrated the company without the knowledge of its executives.

>But experts on Russia say that under President Vladimir V. Putin, a former K.G.B. officer, businesses asked for assistance by Russian spy agencies may feel they have no choice but to give it. To refuse might well invite hostile action from the government against the business or its leaders. Mr. Kaspersky, who attended an intelligence institute and served in Russia’s Ministry of Defense, would have few illusions about the cost of refusing a Kremlin request.

>Steven L. Hall, a former chief of Russian operations at the C.I.A., said his former agency never used Kaspersky software, but other federal agencies did. By 2013, he said, Kaspersky officials were “trying to do damage control and convince the U.S. government that it was just another security company.”

>He didn’t buy it, Mr. Hall said. “I had the gravest concerns about Kaspersky, and anyone who worked on Russia or in counterintelligence shared those concerns,” he said.

>inb4 "this is just hysterical russophobic racism!"
>inb4 russian shills try to use antisemitism as deflection
>inb4 mods delete any criticism of russian shills
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>Exclusive: Even Pokémon Go used by extensive Russian-linked meddling effort


>Russian efforts to meddle in American politics did not end at Facebook and Twitter. A CNN investigation of a Russian-linked account shows its tentacles extended to YouTube, Tumblr and even Pokémon Go.

>One Russian-linked campaign posing as part of the Black Lives Matter movement used Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr and Pokémon Go and even contacted some reporters in an effort to exploit racial tensions and sow discord among Americans, CNN has learned.


>The Blacktivist store on Represent was taken down on Tuesday after CNN contacted the company. Represent would not say if it had been contacted by federal authorities investigating Russia's role in the 2016 election.



And it goes on, and goes on, and goes on, and goes on, and goes on, and goes on, and goes on, and goes on, and goes on, and goes on, and goes on, untill suddenly we arrive to the point where it all originated.


>"In reviewing the ads buys, we have found approximately $100,000 in ad spending from June of 2015 to May of 2017 — associated with roughly 3,000 ads — that was connected to about 470 inauthentic accounts and Pages in violation of our policies," Facebook Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos said in a statement.

>"Our analysis suggests these accounts and Pages were affiliated with one another and likely operated out of Russia," Stamos said.

>> No. 117478 ID: 9c5e28
The psychology is simple enough to explain:
"Russia cannot be great without enemies!" > *the world doesn't want to be russia's enemy* > "Russia must therefore create enemies!"

And thus you have Russia funding neo-nazi/islamist groups and meddling in elections.
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The Israelis have a long history of doing the same shit with vendors like Checkpoint etc.
I'm sure the Americans do similar things though Microsoft etc. And the Americans have been caught multiple times intercepting hardware (like cisco & juniper) at the border to implant their own firmware on them to allow them to listen in more easily.

So yeah. Take this as you will. It's good that this becomes common knowledge, but it's hardly anything new under the sun.

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