‘U.s. Congress wants documents about Kaspersky Lab’s view’
The U.s. Congress last Thursday, 22 government asked for documents about the Russian security company Kaspersky Lab to share.
According to the Congress would be the products of the company to be used for “illegal activities against the United States” to perform. That is reported by Reuters on Friday on the basis of letters from the Congress that the agency saw.
The authority wants all documents and communications about the products of Kaspersky Lab since January 1, 2013 review. In addition, asked for a list of systems on which the products are used and the names of contractors hired by the government who use it.
The committee wants to appearance on 11 August answers to the request in the letters.
The U.s. government is concerned about ties between the company and the Russian intelligence services accused of cyber attacks on the United States. Kaspersky has repeatedly denies that it has ties with the Russian government.
Congress is “afraid that Kaspersky Lab can be manipulated by the Russian government and that its products can be used for espionage, sabotage, and other malicious activities against America”. That wrote the chairman of the committee that the letters sent out, Lamar Smith.
The government of the American president Donald Trump deleted Kaspersky Lab earlier this month of the list of approved software vendors. Many agencies will therefore in the future no software of the company allowed any more purchases. In this way the use of the software within the government are limited.