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Following a ban on Kaspersky Lab's anti-virus software for use by the US federal government, the Wall Street Journal reported that officials believe hackers used the software to steal sensitive NSA documents. Today, the story deepened with reports that the US government was tipped off by Israeli intelligence after its spies observed Russian agents using the software as a personal back door.

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According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, highly classified material from the NSA was stolen by hackers working for the Russian government in 2015. It's being called "one of the most significant security breaches in recent years", and multiple sources reportedly said that it was made possible because Kaspersky Lab's anti-virus software identified the files.

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US President Donald Trump announced on Friday that the Pentagon's cyberware unit will be elevated, forming the US military's tenth unified command. In a statement, he vowed to "strengthen our cyberspace operations and create more opportunities to improve our Nation's defence".