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US agencies drop Kaspersky, the Russian cyber security software
The Deputy Director of U.S. Homeland Security, Elaine Duke, the orders of Federal authorities to create a plan to remove all of the software from Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab
President Donald Trump prohibits signed into law Tuesday legislation the US government from the use of products created by Kaspersky Lab, a Russian cybersecurity company, in the midst of the suspicion, it was vulnerable to Kremlin influence.
The ban, introduced as part of the annual defense spending bill that codifies a Directive issued by trump administration in September that the Federal authorities get rid of the Kaspersky Lab’s software, hardware, and other services within 90 days, according to Reuters.
The prohibition of the products of Kaspersky Lab signals growing tensions between Russia and the United States and its main allies over fears that the company’s relations with the Russian intelligentsia and its prducts could be used for spying.
“The case against Kaspersky is well-documented and deep in relation to. This law is long overdue,” U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N. H., told Reuters. She called the company, the software is a “serious risk “, ” the national security of the United States.
“The case against Kaspersky is well-documented and deep in relation to. This law is long overdue.”
– U.S. sen Jeanne Shaheen, D-N. H.
Earlier this month, Britain’s top cyber security agency has warned the British government about the use of Kaspersky Lab products in government systems.
Recent reports suggest Russian state-sponsored Hacker exploited to hack a Kaspersky bug at least once, and to steal the secrets of the personal computer have been classified by a former U.S. National Security Agency employees, the Washington Times reported.
The Russian-based companies in 2014, denied the cooperation with the Russian intelligence, but admitted that a bug in its antivirus software swept unintentionally, an NSA Hacker-tool, while a malware scan of a customer’s personal computer.
To leave the company in October, offered the U.S. government will see its software source code and is the subject of an independent review in future updates to address these concerns. U. S lawmakers welcomed the proposal, but said it was sufficient, according to Reuters.
Kaspersky Lab in a statement Tuesday, said it has “serious concerns” about the new law prohibiting U.S. Federal agencies from the use of its products, because of “his” geographically-specific approach to cybersecurity.”
“All of the software, including the various products widely used in public networks as Kaspersky Lab software, can be exploited security gaps, which the company added through a malicious cyber actors,” Wednesday, according to the time.
“But, Congress, not this fact, or take a comprehensive insight into the Federal IT sourcing strategies, to determine what improvements, if any, the Congress might be to the existing legal and administrative authorities in the context of the government to protect networks.”
Last week, Kaspersky announced plans to close the Washington office, but open offices in Chicago, Los Angeles and Toronto, Bloomberg News reported.
In November, Kaspersky founder Eugene Kaspersky said the loss of the U.S. government, companies would have little impact on sales, but the negative publicity, could the reported hurt from the ban on the total income of more than 8 per cent, of the Guardian.