Biden bans US sale of Kaspersky software over Russia ties

  • 24 days ago
Biden bans US sale of Kaspersky software over Russia ties

The Biden administration on June 20, 2024 announces plans to bar the sale of antivirus software made by Russia's Kaspersky Lab in the United States, citing the firm's large US customers, including critical infrastructure providers and state and local governments. Moscow's influence over the company was found to pose a significant risk, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said on a briefing call with reporters. The software's privileged access to a computer's systems could allow it to steal sensitive information from American computers or install malware and withhold critical updates, enhancing the threat, a source added. Kaspersky Lab and the Russian Embassy did not respond to requests for comment.

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