UK Government piles on the anti-Kaspersky bandwagon PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wayne   
Sunday, 03 December 2017 17:22
anti-Kaspersky bandwagonDespite repeated vigorous denials, it seems anti-virus company Kaspersky is unable to convince anyone that matters that they are not in league with the Russian government. Reuters reports that UK’s National Cyber Security Centre chief Ciaran Martin sent a memo to other government departments warning them that as Russia is “a highly capable cyber threat actor which uses cyber as a tool of statecraft,”  that has the intent to target the UK and its critical infrastructure, computers with info that could harm national security shouldn’t use an anti-virus software developed by a Russian company. In July Kaspersky was similarly been removed from the US governments approved vendors list after concerns were raised that the software provided by the vendor could allow the Kremlin access to the US government’s secure computer systems. Best Buy also removed their software from their shelves. The company has been accused of facilitating the stealing of classified data from US and Israel, though Kaspersky claimed the vulnerabilities used were simply a natural feature of software development. Kaspersky has fought back against the allegations by in October offering to allow 3rd party checkers to review its source code...Complete details are posted on OUR FORUM.