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Trump admin bans government use of software from Russian firm Kaspersky

The decision represents a sharp response to what US intelligence agencies have described as a national security threat posed by Russia in cyberspace

Reuters  |  Washington 

The Trump administration on Wednesday told US government agencies to remove Kaspersky Lab products from their networks, saying it was concerned the Moscow-based cyber security firm was vulnerable to Kremlin influence and that using its anti-virus software could jeopardise national security. The decision represents a sharp response to what US intelligence agencies have described as a national security threat posed by Russia in cyberspace, following an election year marred by allegations that Moscow weaponised the internet in an attempt to influence its outcome. In a statement, ...

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First Published: Thu, September 14 2017. 08:28 IST
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