(HorizonPost.com) – Cyberspace is just one battlefield nations use attempting to learn each other’s secrets. Like any battle, cyber warfare can turn against the originator. In the latest skirmish, it seems China may have gotten one over on the US.
Chinese spyware code was copied from America's NSA – researchers https://t.co/XVR4FtWgUa pic.twitter.com/J296RyQ5PG
— Reuters (@Reuters) February 22, 2021
According to Reuters, Israeli researchers analyzed malware used by the Communist regime and found pieces of code that could only have been stolen from code originally developed by the National Security Agency (NSA). This isn’t the first time the officials at the NSA have had their own software used against them. According to Forbes, the NSA used a cyberattack program against the Islamic Republic of Iran to disable their uranium enrichment program. However, Iranians learned from the code and used portions of it to damage entities worldwide, including Saudi Aramco.
The Reuters report said that security breaches like these have caused experts to call on US spy agencies to help fix security problems instead of trying to exploit them. It looks like some agencies are already doing this, as reported by The Washington Post in January 2020 when the NSA discovered a problem with Microsoft Windows.
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