CIA wrote code 'to impersonate' Russia's Kaspersky Lab anti-virus company, WikiLeaks sayshttp://www.rt.com/news/409376-cia-wrote-code-to-impersonate-kaspersky/
Publisher: RT News
Date Written: 09/11/2017
Year Published: 2017
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX21763
WikiLeaks published documents exposing the elaborated malware suite used by the CIA to hack, record and control modern hi-tech appliances worldwide.
The CIA multi-platform hacking suite 'Hive' was able to impersonate existing entities to conceal suspicious traffic from the user being spied on, the source code of the malicious program indicates, WikiLeaks said on Thursday.
The extraction of information would therefore be misattributed to an impersonated company, and at least three examples in the code show that Hive is able to impersonate Russian cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab, WikiLeaks stated.