Kaspersky Denies Security Threat Allegations Amid US Ban

Kaspersky, a Moscow-based cybersecurity firm, has denied being a security threat after the US Commerce Department banned its software. The department cited concerns over Kaspersky's Russian connections, while Kaspersky argued the decision was based on geopolitical factors rather than verified risks. The decision affects Kaspersky's operations in the US.

PTI | Washington DC | Updated: 21-06-2024 14:20 IST | Created: 21-06-2024 14:20 IST
Kaspersky Denies Security Threat Allegations Amid US Ban
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Kaspersky, a leading Moscow-based cybersecurity firm, refuted claims on Friday that it poses a security threat, following the US Commerce Department's ban on its software. The decision, tied to Kaspersky's Russian origins, will not impact its ability to sell and promote cyber products and training in the US, the company stated.

The US Commerce Department argues Kaspersky's Russian connections pose 'an undue or unacceptable risk to US national security,' citing concerns about the potential exploitation of Kaspersky's software to access sensitive US data. The department's final decision, logged on June 14, claims the decision is well-supported, having considered Kaspersky's objections.

Kaspersky, known for its esteemed antivirus products and cybersecurity research, contends the ban favors cybercrime and limits consumer cyber protection choices. 'We look forward to what the future holds and will continue to defend ourselves against actions that unfairly harm our reputation and commercial interests,' Kaspersky stated.

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