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Israeli spies 'watched Russian agents breach Kaspersky software'

Israeli spies 'watched Russian agents breach Kaspersky software'

Technology
Israeli spies looked on as Russian hackers breached Kaspersky cyber-security software two years ago, US media report.The Russians were allegedly attempting to gather data on US intelligence programs, according to the New York Times and Washington Post.Israeli agents made the discovery after breaching the software themselves.Kaspersky has said it was neither involved in nor aware of the situation and denies collusion with authorities.Last month, the US government decided to stop using the Russian firm's software on its computers.The Israelis are said to have notified the US, which led to the ban on Kaspersky programs.The New York Times said that the situation had been described by "multiple people who have been briefed on the matter".Integrity 'fundamental'Classified documents are reported ...
Estate agents have lowest stock of homes for 40 years

Estate agents have lowest stock of homes for 40 years

Business
The UK housing market is in a state of lethargy, according to property surveyors, with estate agents reporting the lowest stock of properties for nearly 40 years.Members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) said the market might continue "flatlining" for a while.New instructions in June fell for the 16th month in a row. Most surveyors also saw further falls in the number of properties being sold.The average number of homes on the books of estate agents fell to 42.5 - the lowest number since the survey started in January 1978."Political uncertainty" was given by 44% of surveyors as the main reason for the pessimism - nearly double the number who blamed Brexit.Simon Rubinsohn, RICS' chief economist, said that uncertainty seemed to be "exerting itself on transaction levels, ...