The British government has issued a fresh warning about the security risks of using Russian anti-virus software. The National Cyber Security Centre is to write to all government departments warning against using the products for systems related to national security. The UK cyber-security agency will say the software could be exploited by the Russian government. Security firm Kaspersky Labs, accused in the US of being used by the Russian state for espionage, denied wrongdoing.
In the late 1940s, a man in late middle age - military bearing, neat moustache, hair balding under his bowler hat - would walk down Whitehall in London to number 22. Back then it was a bank: a discreet, exclusive establishment for members of the military. The bank's name, Holt's, is still carved in stone above the door, although the building now houses part of the Cabinet Office. The man would give his name as Captain Theo Spencer and withdraw money from one of his accounts.
The Russian-headquartered anti-virus company Kaspersky Lab has hit back at reports it deliberately extracted sensitive files from a US National Security Agency worker's computer. The allegations stem from a Wall Street Journal report in early October. Russian hackers had used Kaspersky software to identify classified files on the NSA contractor's home computer, which they then stole, it said. It later emerged Kaspersky had also copied files off the PC itself.
@NCSC: "where it is assessed that access to the information by the Russian state would be a risk to national security, a Russia-based AV company should not be chosen....for systems processing information classified SECRET and above, a Russia-based provider should never be used"
new guidance for govt on Russian anti virus ‘Given we assess that the Russian state commits cyber attacks against the UK for a number of reasons, we believe some UK government and critical national systems are at increased risk’ https://t.co/vUCAw8xJU1
BREAKING - UK's @ncsc issues warning to government departments not to use Russian anti-virus software (such as Kaspersky) for systems containing sensitive data because of risk of espionage. General public not told to stop using products.
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