U.S. senators call for Kaspersky ban

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U.S. senators call for Kaspersky ban

Kaspersky told Reuters that some of its staffers did have some "brief interaction" with some Federal Bureau of Investigation agents, and suggested that they were "due diligence" chats.

The Senate's draft of the Department of Defense's budget rules reveals a provision that would block the use of products from the Russian-based global cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab, citing concerns that the company "might be vulnerable to Russian government influence".

Senate draft of [National Defense Authorization Act] bans use of Kaspersky products by [Department of Justice] due to reports company "might be vulnerable to Russian [government] influence", Volz tweeted.

Kaspersky's anti-virus software is popular in the United States and around the world, though U.S. officials have always been suspicious that the company may have ties to Russian intelligence agencies.

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Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen told Reuters in a statement that the firm just can not be trusted.

It is not the first time Kaspersky Lab has been forced to deny allegations that it has links to Russia's intelligence services, amid an ever-widening probe into Moscow's alleged meddling in the USA election.

There doesn't appear to be hard evidence of a link, but there are worries that the U.S. isn't adequately vetting access agreements between Kaspersky and the third-party vendors that provide its tools to the American government.

In response, Eugene Kaspersky, the company's founder and chief executive, had said during a question-and-answer session on Reddit that he would be willing to appear before the Senate to dispel any concerns about his company's products.

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Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen, who amended the spending bill to include Kaspersky, said in a statement that "ties between Kaspersky Lab and the Kremlin are alarming".

The company has repeatedly insisted it poses no threat to USA customers and would never allow itself to be used as a tool of the Russian government.

A few days back, a report in the Washington Post claimed that Kaspersky Lab could have become collateral in the power games between the U.S. and Russian Federation, after the Obama administration reportedly discovered that Russian Federation had made plans to influence the 2016 election.

Kaspersky Lab has slammed allegations of its ties with the Russian government, saying that it is unacceptable "when false and unfounded accusations, which are not supported by any facts, are laid against the company", Interfax reports, citing the company.

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