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UK warns government agencies not to use Kaspersky software

UK warns government agencies not to use Kaspersky software

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Britain's cybersecurity agency has told government departments not to use antivirus software from Moscow-based firm Kaspersky Lab amid concerns about Russian snooping. Ciaran Martin, head of the National Cyber Security Centre, said "Russia is acting against the U.K.'s national interest in cyberspace." In a letter dated Friday to civil service chiefs, he said Russia seeks "to target U.K. central government and the U.K.'s critical national infrastructure." He advised that "a Russia-based provider should never be used" for systems that deal with issues related to national security. The agency said it's not advising the public at large against using Kaspersky's popular antivirus products. Martin said British authorities are holding talks with Kaspersky about developing checks to prevent the "...
Israeli spies 'watched Russian agents breach Kaspersky software'

Israeli spies 'watched Russian agents breach Kaspersky software'

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Israeli spies looked on as Russian hackers breached Kaspersky cyber-security software two years ago, US media report.The Russians were allegedly attempting to gather data on US intelligence programs, according to the New York Times and Washington Post.Israeli agents made the discovery after breaching the software themselves.Kaspersky has said it was neither involved in nor aware of the situation and denies collusion with authorities.Last month, the US government decided to stop using the Russian firm's software on its computers.The Israelis are said to have notified the US, which led to the ban on Kaspersky programs.The New York Times said that the situation had been described by "multiple people who have been briefed on the matter".Integrity 'fundamental'Classified documents are reported ...