Russian intelligence hacked NSA in 2015, stole cybersecurity strategy

A 2015 breach to the National Security Agency may have exposed its cyberwarfare strategy, according to TechCrunch.

The stolen data reportedly includes descriptions of how the NSA conducts its operations, as well as some actual code used to attack and defend against cyberthreats.

The breach occurred in 2015 but wasn't discovered until spring 2016. Russian intelligence was reportedly behind the attack, which was never publicly disclosed.

Moscow, Russia-based Kaspersky Labs software was supposedly the hackers' vector. Earlier this year, the Trump administration moved to ban Kaspersky Labs products from use in both the executive branch and parts of Congress amid allegations the company had ties to the Russian government.

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