NSA Being Held Accountable for Stolen Secrets?
Kaspersky Labs Assisted Russia – With Stealing NSA Spying Tools
In a new and improved twist, a report was recently released which indicated Kaspersky somehow helped Russian spies who ended up stealing highly sensitive U.S. spying tools after a contractor brought classified material home and put it on a computer that used Kaspersky anti-virus software.
It appears that the stolen material included secret details about just how the NSA penetrates foreign computer networks as well as, the computer code it uses for such spying and how it defends networks inside the U.S.
This is not shocking to be honest, I mean the US Government released STUXnet once upon a time and case in point, paybacks are a bitch.
Here is a little down and dirty about Kaspersky labs: it is an anti-virus company owned by Eugene Kaspersky, who has been accused by U.S. officials of having ties with Russian intelligence officials.
As you may already know, the anti-virus software Kaspersky sold throughout the United States to businesses, private citizens, hospitals, schools, you name it, the products were widely sold and used here in the US.
It should be noted that Eugene Kaspersky does maintain the company’s innocence in assisting Russian Hackers with anything and to date the United States Government has provided nothing more than just an accusation against Kaspersky labs.
The United States Government has brought no tangible evidence in other words, to the table so as to provide any proof whatsoever that Kaspersky had anything to do with Russian hacking here in the US.
All they really have been able to provide is lip service and finger pointing, thus far.
Either way the NSA does seem to have issues with it’s contracted employees walking out of it’s front door with top secret information, tools and intel.
Does the NSA just have that weak of a system or is it that they simply do not care so it plays out something like: “This Friday we will have a potluck, please be sure to line your casserole pans, pie tins and cake pans with wax paper, also be sure to add an additional liner to your carrying bags so as to ensure the top secret intel that you will undoubtedly steal does not get ruined with food. Oh and Bob, could you have Marge make that macaroni casserole again, everyone just seems to love that one.”
While it’s great to see that some who walked out the doors of the NSA with top secret intel and tools are being held accountable, while at the same time the finger is pointed at Kaspersky and Russia, when will we start seeing the NSA being held accountable for its inability to secure its intel and tools?
Is that not the main problem here?
When you take the blame game away, you see that the bottom line is that the NSA continues to prove and show us just how lackluster it’s ability to secure intel much less a paperclip really is.
All I am seeing is blame being placed on others without the NSA being held accountable, which the NSA should be.
Perhaps it is time to do away with the NSA altogether, they really are not doing the United States much good at all, in fact they are doing us more harm than actual good.
Cristal M Clark