Monday, 23 October, 2017

Germany: "No evidence" Kaspersky software used by Russians for hacks

Kaspersky America Russia Has Turned Kaspersky Software Into Tool for Spying
Velma Reese | 13 October, 2017, 01:18

"Israeli spies had found the hacking material on the network of Kaspersky Lab, the global anti-virus firm under a spotlight in the United States because of suspicions that its products facilitate Russian espionage".

The Russian government has used popular antivirus software for the search of secret documents around the world. It was founded in 1997 by Eugene Kaspersky, who is now the CEO. "The company tracks more than 100 advanced persistent threat actors and operations, and for 20 years, Kaspersky Lab has been focused on protecting people and organizations from these cyber threats - its headquarters' location doesn't change that mission", the company explained.

On September 13, the Department of Homeland Security ordered all federal executive branch agencies to stop using Kaspersky products, giving agencies 90 days to remove the software. In turn, the Russian company disclosed the massive security breach, without explicitly naming Israel as the perpetrator.

The Russian embassy in Washington last month called the ban on Kaspersky Lab software "regrettable" and said it delayed the prospects of restoring bilateral ties. That procedure, routine for such software, provided a flawless tool for Russian intelligence to exploit to survey the contents of computers and retrieve whatever they found of interest. After an investigation, the NSA determined that the Russian government had access to these tools.

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"Kaspersky Lab reiterates its willingness to work alongside US authorities to address any concerns they may have about its products as well as its systems, and respectfully requests any relevant, verifiable information that would help the company in its own investigation to certifiably refute the false accusations".

"There are no plans to warn against the use of Kaspersky products since the BSI has no evidence for misconduct by the company or weaknesses in its software", BSI said in an emailed response to questions about the latest media reports.

USA intelligence agencies have determined that Russian President Vladimir Putin organized a vast digital influence operation to assist Donald Trump win the presidency, a charge Moscow still denies.

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