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UK Warns Against Using Kaspersky Antivirus Due to Cyber Espionage Concerns
4 December 2017, 12:45 pm

The United Kingdom’s cyber security agency has published a public letter to the country’s government departments to warn against using Russian security software that could be used for cyber espionage and targeted attacks aimed at local officials.

The UK National Cyber Security Centre revealed there are concerns that “Russia is acting against the UK’s national interest in cyberspace,” and Russian security software could facilitate espionage, disruption and influence operations.

“We advise that where it is assessed that access to the information by the Russian state would be a risk to national security, a Russia-based AV company should not be chosen. In practical terms, this means that for systems processing information classified SECRET and above, a Russia-based provider should never be used,” NCSC CEO Ciaran Martin said in the public let... (read more)

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