US government backing away from Russia-based Kaspersky Labs

Federal Times: The fate of Kaspersky Labs within the U.S. government appears to be in a death spiral as fresh reports seem to link the Russian cybersecurity company directly to Russian government intelligence and security agencies, a long founded claim disavowed by the company’s chief.

Internal emails from Kaspersky, obtained by Bloomberg Businessweek, reveal a closer than publicly stated relationship with the Russian FSB. Eugene Kaspersky, the company’s CEO, has on several occasions publicly disputed ties to the Russian government.

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