Antivirus firm Kaspersky Lab, Suspect

Times Report. Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre warned government departments not to use it on systems that contain official secrets. It was also banned for use by US federal bodies amid claims it had been used by Russian spies to gain access to National Security Agency files Daily Mail reports. A BBC reports in December had reported that the National Cyber Security Centre was to write to all government departments warning against using the products for systems related to national security. In 2017, Kaspersky became the subject of controversy over allegations that the company has engaged with the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), in the wake of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security banned Kaspersky products from all government departments on 13 September 2017. In October 2017, subsequent reports alleged that hackers working for the Russian government stole confidential data from the home computer of an National Security Agency contractor using Kaspersky antivirus software. Kaspersky has actively denied that it has such ties with the Russian government, but reportedly acknowledged that its software had extracted files from the contractor’s computer in the course of its operations. Report by Segun Cole of oilandgasOil and Gas News Undiluted !!! “The squeaky wheel gets the oil” Follow us: @OilAndGasPress on Twitter | OilAndGasPress on Facebook Disclaimer Most News articles reported on OilAndGasPress are a reflection of what is published in the media. OilAndGasPress is not in a position to verify the accuracy of daily news articles OilAndGasPress welcomes all viewpoints. Should you wish to provide a different perspective on the above article, please email us ]]>