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Kaspersky confirmed WikiLeaks data on the falsification of certificates

Kaspersky confirmed WikiLeaks data on the falsification of certificates

The WikiLeaks website published information that the CIA has created a communication platform Hive ("Beehive") for viruses that masquerade, in particular, under the programs of Kaspersky Lab.
The chapter "Kaspersky Lab" confirmed the message WikiLeaks about the virus, disguised as the company's products. "We conducted an investigation after the Vault 8 report and confirm that certificates issued on our behalf are counterfeit," Eugene Kaspersky said on Twitter on Friday, November 10.

He emphasized that the users of the program, personal passwords and services remain safe and are not affected by the virus.
The day before WikiLeaks published information that the CIA had created a communication platform Hive ("Hive") for a number of malicious programs, disguised, in particular, for the anti-virus program of Kaspersky Lab. Its purpose is to download data from infected computers and send them to a CIA server. The elements included in the Hive source code simulate the certificates of Kaspersky Lab and other vendors.
As a result, analysts of WikiLeaks point out, organizations that were attacked by Hive, when testing the source of the virus, will come to the conclusion that it is a program that it imitates. The WikiLeaks Vault 8 project contains Hive's source code and analysis of its work.


US authorities do not trust Kaspersky Lab

In September 2017, the US Department of Homeland Security ordered all federal institutions and agencies to prepare for the removal of Kaspersky Lab's software due to information security risks.
The US media also spread information that Russian hackers who unlawfully acquired information about US government agencies, in particular, the National Security Agency (NSA), used Kaspersky Lab's anti-virus programs.

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