Millions of people around the world use anti-virus products made by Russian company Kaspersky Lab. One of the world’s leading makers of security software, it's been accused of having close ties with the Kremlin.
Governments have fallen victim to a string of high-profile cyberattacks in recent years. German IT expert Sandro Gaycken tells DW about cybersecurity's shortcomings and why he thinks Kaspersky did not work with Russia.
Russian government-backed hackers stole US secrets on how to penetrate foreign computer networks in 2015. This after a National Security Agency contractor put highly classified information on his home computer.
Russian cyber firm Kaspersky Lab says its consumer anti-virus software snagged a secret American hacking tool in 2014 but then deleted it. The admission follows US blacklisting and claims that it aided Russian spying.
Federal agencies in the US have 90 days to wipe Kaspersky software from their computers. Officials are concerned about the Russian company's ties to the Kremlin and possible threats to national security.
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