US Officials Claim Russia Used Software for Espionage
The call is coming from inside the house. U.S. officials say Kaspersky Lab antivirus software was repurposed by the Kremlin as a spying tool, scanning files for terms like “top secret.” The Russian company’s long denied any spying activities, but American officials say evidence indicates that the surveillance must have been conducted with Kaspersky’s knowledge. Israeli intelligence initially warned the U.S. that Kaspersky was spying on the NSA. Meanwhile, Congress has agreed to publicly release Facebook ads bought by Russian-backed entities in an effort to influence the 2016 election.