Kaspersky Lab Sues U.S. Government Over Software Ban: We all know that the ongoing conflict between the U.S and Russia is not just restricted to spreading fake ads on social media. The conflict had now turned its road and moved into the corporate issues.
You all might know that President Donald Trump had already signed a law in which it bans the government from using Kaspersky antivirus. Kaspersky is a well known Russian company, which provides security solutions to users and companies.
On return, the security firm had filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration in a US federal court, in which it argues that the US Government deprived it of its rights by banning the use of their security products by US government agencies.
Well, the US Department of Homeland Security had issued an appeal for the country’s civilian agencies to remove the Kaspersky products from its computer within the time period of just 90 days. Well, the ban was directed previous week when President Donald Trump signed the law which bans the use of Kaspersky products by US Government agencies.
The ban came forward because of a long-going dispute between U.S Government and Kaspersky over accusations that the Kaspersky products are an asset for Russian surveillance efforts.
Well, following the BAN, some popular retailers like Office Depot, Staples, Best Buy had already remove Kaspersky products from their racks. However, Kaspersky has rejected all the allegations and said that it doesn’t have inappropriate ties with any government.
Kaspersky claimed that US Government relied on rumors and taken news media reports as the evidence. Right now the company is urging the court to overturn the ban and declare Kaspersky products don’t pose a security threat.
Kaspersky Lab CEO Eugene Kaspersky said, “Because Kaspersky Lab has not been provided a fair opportunity in regards to the allegations and no technical evidence has been produced to validate DHS’s actions, it is in the company’s interests to defend itself in this matter.”
“Regardless of the DHS decision, we will continue to do what really matters: make the world safer from cybercrime”. You can read the open letter of Kaspersky from here.
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