Kaspersky’s antivirus software takes non-threatening files (updated)

Kaspersky's attempt to quash collusion fears through transparency isn't quite reassuring everyone. In an interview with Reuters, founder Eugene Kaspersky has acknowledged that his company's antivirus software has copied files that weren't marked as d…

Israel and Russia’s overlapping hacks of Kaspersky complicate espionage narrative

 The drama between Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky and the U.S. government just doesn’t quit, but a new report may answer some longstanding questions. This week, the New York Times revealed that U.S. intelligence was actually tipped off about the Russian government hacking Kaspersky Lab software by Israeli intelligence officers who observed Russia in action during the course of their… Read More

Israel warned the US about Kaspersky after hacking its network

Kaspersky is in hot water…again. The US government recently prohibited federal agencies from using the company's products, and the FBI is reportedly convincing private entities to do the same. Its latest headache is linked to the NSA cyberattacks a…

Kaspersky hearing with House committee set for late October

 In the latest installment of the ongoing saga of Russia-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab and the U.S. government, the company has a new date with Congress. Rescheduling a hearing originally set for last week, the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology has set a new hearing for October 25, Reuters reports. Read More

Russian hackers reportedly stole NSA cyber defense material

The Wall Street Journal reports today that Russian hackers stole documents detailing how US agencies defend their networks against cyberattacks, how they breach foreign networks and the computer code they use to do so. Sources told the publication th…

Russian intelligence reportedly breached the NSA in 2015, stealing cybersecurity strategy

 The NSA suffered a serious breach in 2015, exposing the agency’s cyberwarfare strategy, including its own defenses and methods of attacking foreign networks, reports The Wall Street Journal today. Russian intelligence is said to be behind the attack, and software from Russia-based Kaspersky labs is suggested to have been their vector. Read More

Best Buy pulls Kaspersky’s antivirus software from its shelves

Amid growing concern/speculation/hysteria that Kaspersky Lab products could be tied to the Russian government, retailer Best Buy has stopped selling its antivirus. Minnesota's StarTribune first reported the move, citing a source who said that the com…

FBI reportedly advising companies to ditch Kaspersky apps

Kaspersky Lab's tussle with the US government could have ramifications for its dealings with the private sector. A new report claims the FBI has been meeting with companies to warn them of the threat posed by the cybersecurity firm. The briefings are…