Kaspersky Lab Has Been Working With Russian Intelligence
WHY THE US GOVERNMENT SHOULDN’T BAN KASPERSKY SECURITY SOFTWARE
he General Services Administration (GSA) has ordered the removal of Kaspersky software platforms from its catalogues of approved vendors. Meanwhile, the Senate is considering a draft bill of the 2018 National Defense Acquisition Authorization (known as the NDAA, it specifies the size of and uses for the fiscal year 2018 US Defense Department budget) that would bar the use of Kaspersky products in the military.
W.H. cybersecurity coordinator warns against using Kaspersky Lab software
Kaspersky: Russia responds to US ban on software
14 September 2017 http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41262049
KASPERSKY, RUSSIA, AND THE ANTIVIRUS PARADOX
Israel and Russia’s overlapping hacks of Kaspersky complicate espionage narrative
The whole ordeal is a nightmare for Kaspersky Lab. The company looks incompetent at preventing state-sponsored hacks in the best-case scenario and complicit with the Russian government in the worst-case scenario. However it plays out, the unfolding drama will certainly hurt the software maker’s footprint in the U.S., where Congress has already taken action to purge the government of the company’s software.
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