Compromise of Kaspersky Labs
Date of report
  • October 2017
  • Believed to be the work of the same threat actors who used the Duqu 2.0 tool. 
A threat actor, believed to be the Israeli government, compromised Kaspersky Labs, a Russia-based cybersecurity company. The compromise of Kaspersky allegedly led Israeli intelligence to tip off U.S. officials that a former contractor had classified data from the National Security Agency on his home computer.
Suspected victims
  • Kaspersky Labs
Suspected state sponsor
  • Israel
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Target category
  • Private sector
Victim government reaction
  • Unknown