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.
The Moscow-based anti-virus maker is to open a Swiss data center after allegations that Russian hackers exploited the software to spy on customers. The firm told DW the new location would help it "rebuild trust."
The risk of becoming a cybercrime victim is growing. Command Control, a summit in Munich, is bringing together security experts from around the world to show companies how to better protect themselves.
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.
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.
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