Reuters: Russian Software Found in CDC Apps

Code developed by a Russian technology company that was disguised as American was found in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) apps.

Pushwood, the technology company that presents itself as based in Washington, is actually headquartered and registered in Russia, Reuters found.

The CDC said it had been deceived into believing that Pushwoosh software was based in the US and removed its software from seven public-facing apps, citing security concerns, after learning about its Russian roots from Reuters.

According to the news agency, an app previously used by the US Army also included Pushwoosh code. The army said it had removed the app in March because of the same concerns.

Pushwoosh says it has no connection with the Russian government and stores its data in the US and Germany. However, that would not prevent Russian intelligence agencies from accessing the data, cybersecurity experts said to Reuters.


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