Russian Software Found in Smartphone App Used by CDC and U.S. Army

A data processing services company that claimed to be located in Washington, D.C. is actually a Russian firm based in Novosibirsk, Siberia, according to recent Reuters intel. Pushwoosh also claims to have more than 80,000 clients – including consumer firms such as Coca-Cola and McDonalds, but also the Centers For Disease Control (CDC) and ominously the United States Army. That latter fact has led to some concerns about how its mobile technology is now in thousands of smartphone applications in Apple and Google online stories.

Since learning that the firm is based in Russia, the CDC has removed the