American intelligence officer sentenced for disclosing of top-secret data to Russia

Source : 112 Ukraine

It is reported that he has transferred classified data to home computer with installed Kaspersky software
20:52, 26 September 2018

Radio Liberty

A worker of the U.S. intelligence was sentenced as he transferred the top-secret data to the home computer with Kaspersky software that provided the access to the Russian intelligence as Radio Liberty reported.

68-year-old Nghia Hoang Pho, the veteran of the National Security Agency's (NSA) was sentenced to 66 months in prison on Tuesday, September 25 after he admitted his guilt in the disclosing of the classified data to the Russians.

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The prosecution found that the incident took place between 2010 and 2015, when the convict opened the classified data at the home PC and the Russian had got the access to it via Kaspersky software.

It is also noted that this data leak is one of the most horrible incidents for the NSA, which is highly important spy agency.

"As a result of his actions, Pho compromised some of our country's most closely held types of intelligence, and forced NSA to abandon important initiatives to protect itself and its operational capabilities, at great economic and operational cost," U.S. Attorney Robert Hur claimed.

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Official representatives of Kaspersky deny any connection with the Russian agencies. However, the software needs the blanket permission of the PC owner to work properly.

It is also stated that as a result of this incident, Russia has got the information on NSA ways of protection against the cyber-attacks.

Earlier Donald Trump, the US President, signed a law that bans the use of the software of the Kaspersky Lab at the governmental system. This step was grounded by the concerns that the Russian software was used by the Russian special services for the espionage.

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As we reported, the international organization of the criminal police (Interpol) and Kaspersky Lab signed the agreement on the cooperation in the sphere of the fight against cybercrimes. It is reported that the Russian company agreed to share the information on the cyber-threats.

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