Superpowers and other nations have fought wars at massive scales like the World Wars. However, with advancement in technology, these wars have taken a twist towards the use of technology in order to keep track and harm other nations when required.
The story of a cold cyber war eruption came as a new shock to the world after New York Times revealed that Israeli hacking specialists officially hacked Kaspersky in 2015 which belongs to Russia. They discovered through this hack that Russian government hackers were involved in US government hacking with the help of the renowned network Kaspersky.
This means that news of a cold cyber war eruption is confirmed with Israel spying on Russia, Russia spying on America and America spying on multiple nations. A dense and complicated hacking network surrounds the world.
Following this astounding news, Kaspersky has been under immense pressure for its role in being part of the US government hacking. Furthermore, the report of the Wall Street Journal claimed that Kaspersky was actively involved in the theft of classified NSA documents and much more. However, the Wall Street Journal’s report failed to support its stance by substantial proof. However, now with this latest New York Times news, it seems that the story has immense weight.
The New York Times quoted:
“The role of Israeli intelligence in uncovering [the Kaspersky Labs] breach and the Russian hackers’ use of Kaspersky software in the broader search for American secrets have not previously been disclosed.”
This news of a cold cyber war eruption has caused huge repercussions for Kaspersky. U.S. Department of Homeland Security officially removed all Kaspersky softwares from its official computers and placed a ban on them. However, Kaspersky officials have repeatedly denied to any such claims:
“Kaspersky Lab has never helped, nor will help, any government in the world with its cyberespionage efforts,” Kaspersky’s founder Eugene Kaspersky said in a statement.
Eugene has ordered a self-investigation into this matter but ultimately, the matter lies in the U.S. Court to provide substantial evidence and proof to hold Kaspersky guilty of this claim. We will keep you updated on this cold cyber war eruption.