“British espionage service abused leak Kaspersky AV suite and Cisco routers




British intelligence service GCHQ has leaks in the antivirus software Kaspersky try to exploit. In addition, the service managed movement of Cisco routers to lead to its own systems. According to new Snowden documents.

Details on the abuse of exploits for Kaspersky software not included in the document, where the Guardian of quotes . With respect to the Cisco routers, in the documents or that GCHQ “determined to redirect traffic through international connections to GCHQ’s systems for passive data collection.” The text comes from a memo from 2008 entitled ‘Top Secret strap two eyes only’, that was strangely ended up on the intranet of the service.

The Guardian also mentions a 2009 report by the US National Intelligence Council, which stood on the intranet of the GCHQ. This report provides a forecast for five years of Internet threats for the information infrastructure of the US The document would be that espionage, sabotage and crime poses a major threat to businesses and citizens because encryption and other protective measures to be implemented more slowly than expected. The defensive capabilities would therefore remain in the offensive.

In the report would be notified that encryption is the best defense to protect data and in particular multi-factor authentication would help. Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom earlier this week just insinuated that it should not be impossible that public communications were eavesdropping, which he seemed to imply that strong encryption forbidden to be had. Also, he would like President Obama pressured set to allow tech companies cooperate better with espionage services.


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