Kaspersky Lab releases report into upload of NSA documents

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Moscow-based cybersecurity firm Kasperksy Lab is releasing new details about how its software uploaded classified U.S. documents several years ago. The incident is at the center of a controversy over whether the company's popular anti-virus really works as described.

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Previous reports alleged that Kaspersky had uploaded National Security Agency files from an intelligence worker's home computer in 2015. Founder Eugene Kaspersky confirmed the incident in a recent interview with The Associated Press, although he said that it occurred in September 2014, that the upload was accidental and that the files were quickly deleted.

A 13-page report published Thursday elaborates on that interview — and carries awkward claims for the NSA worker in question.

Under the heading "An Interesting Twist," Kaspersky says the worker's home computer was compromised by other hackers.