Hackers want a long term presence on a network
Researchers at Kaspersky have warned that sophisticated hackers and crooks are increasingly targeting Linux-based devices — using tools specifically designed to exploit vulnerabilities in the platform.
Company to appeal
A US federal judge threw out two lawsuits by Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab that sought to overturn bans on the use of the security software maker’s products in US Government networks.
Moving to Switzerland
In a move to dispel acusations that it is a pawn in President Vladimir Putin's spy games. security outfit Kaspersky is moving a number of "core processes" from Russia to Switzerland.
We need to show we are neutral
Security outfit Kaspersky is setting up a datacenter in Switzerland to counter moves in the United States, Britain and Lithuania last year to stop using the company’s products because of Russian government influence in the country.
Customers fear the Russians
Despite having one of the better Anti-virus systems, Kaspersky is being ripped out of US networks over fears that it is a little to close to Tsar Putin’s elite teams of hackers.
Former NSA cybersecurity analysts think it is too risky
Two former NSA security experts have warned those who are concerned about privacy or have sensitive information against using Kaspersky software
Reds under the beds
Office Depot and Best Buy have removed Kaspersky Lab products from shelves and are offering existing Kaspersky customers replacement security software.
Russians used files within the software to spy on NSA
Russian spooks used files which were part of Kaspersky’s AV product to hack an NSA contractor.
It is Putin’s pawn
The US Senate voted to ban Moscow-based cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab’s products from use by the federal government, claiming that it may be a pawn of the Kremlin and poses a national security risk.