Kaspersky Lab

Pierluigi Paganini April 17, 2019
European Commission is not in possession of evidence of issues with Kaspersky products

The European Commission confirmed that has no evidence of issues associated with using products designed by Kaspersky Lab. In June 2018, European Parliament passed a resolution that classified the security firm’s software as “malicious” due to the alleged link of the company with the Russian intelligence. The call for a ban on Kaspersky’s software among […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 10, 2019
Ironic turn … Kaspersky Labs helped NSA to catch alleged data thief

Kaspersky was a long accused to support Russian intelligence, in an ironic turn, source now revealed it helped to catch alleged NSA data thief Kaspersky was a long accused to support Russian intelligence in cyber espionage activities and for this reason, its products have been banned by the US Government and EU Parliament. The company […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 21, 2018
Twitter bans Kaspersky from advertising its products through its platform

Twitter bans Kaspersky Lab from advertising its solutions on the platform citing DHS ban for its alleged ties with the Russian intelligence. Twitter bans Kaspersky Lab from advertising on its platform citing DHS ban for its alleged ties with Russian intelligence agencies. “At the end of January of this year, Twitter unexpectedly informed us about […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 14, 2017
Trump signed a bill prohibiting the use of Kaspersky Lab product and services

The US President Donald Trump signed a bill that bans the use of Kaspersky Lab products and services in federal agencies. Section 1634 of the bill prohibits the use of security software and services provided by security giant Kaspersky Lab, the ban will start from October 1, 2018. Below the details of the ban included in the section […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 03, 2017
UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)’s letter warns against software made in hostile states, specifically Russia

The UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) warns of supply chain risk in cloud-based products, including antivirus (AV) software developed by Russia. We have a long debated the ban of the Russian security software from US Government offices, now part of the UK intelligence is adopting the same strategy. Last week the CEO of the […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 17, 2017
Kaspersky provided further details on NSA Incident. Other APTs targeted the same PC

Kaspersky Lab publishes a full technical report related to hack of its antivirus software to steal NSA hacking code. In October, anonymous source claimed that in 2015 the Russian intelligence stole NSA cyber weapons from the PC of one of its employees that was running the Kaspersky antivirus. Kaspersky denies any direct involvement and provided further details […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 11, 2017
Israel hackers caught Russian cyber spies abusing Kaspersky AV to steal NSA secrets

Israeli hackers compromised the Kaspersky infrastructure and caught Russian spies using AV tool to harvest NSA exploits. Kaspersky was not aware of the hack. There is still a heated discussion about the alleged hack of Kaspersky’s antivirus and its use to steal an NSA exploit from a US subcontractor. Explosive new revelations put at risk […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 14, 2017
Kaspersky Lab solutions banned from US government agencies

The US Department of Homeland security banned government agencies for using software products developed by Kaspersky Lab Bad news for security firm Kaspersky, the US Department of Homeland security banned government agencies for using software products developed by Kaspersky Labs. The ban was the response to the concerns about possible ties between Kaspersky and Russian […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 13, 2017
US Government limits purchase of Kaspersky Lab solutions amid concerns over Russia ties

The US General Services Administration announced that the security firm Kaspersky Lab has been deleted from lists of approved vendors. The US government bans Kaspersky solutions amid concerns over Russian state-sponsored hacking. Federal agencies will not buy software from Kaspersky Lab due to its alleged links to the Russian intelligence services. This week, a Bloomberg […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 02, 2017
Kaspersky Lab APT Trends report, Q1 2017 – From Lazarus APT to StoneDrill

Kaspersky is currently monitoring the activities of more than 100 threat actors, from the From Lazarus APT to StoneDrill. According to the experts from KasperskyLab, the infamous Lazarus APT group, aka BlueNoroff, is the most dangerous threat against financial institutions worldwide. The activity of the Lazarus Group surged in 2014 and 2015, its members used mostly custom-tailored malware […]