EU: No evidence of Kaspersky spying despite ‘confirmed malicious’ classification

Catalin Cimpanu reports:

In a document published today, the European Commission has revealed that they don’t have any actual evidence of Kaspersky software being used for spying on behalf of the Russian government, as the US government alluded in 2017.

The document was the Commission’s reply to a series of questions submitted by Gerolf Annemans, a European Parliament member on behalf of Belgium, in March this year.

Read more on ZDNet.

I cannot say I am surprised by any of this. And because the U.S. government has  significantly damaged the firm and weakened international collaboration on law enforcement goals, I hope other countries remember the U.S.’s failure to support their claims with hard evidence the next time we make claims to allies and partners in law enforcement.


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3 comments to “EU: No evidence of Kaspersky spying despite ‘confirmed malicious’ classification”

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  1. a-noneya-mouse - April 17, 2019

    HA! Little do they know……

    • Dissent - April 17, 2019

      Well if there is something to be known and the U.S. knows it but didn’t share compelling evidence with its partners and allies….. ???

      And of course, if you know something about this, you are welcome to contact me via Signal.

  2. Dr.Flay - April 18, 2019

    I said at the time, why is everyone criticising 1 AV company for doing exactly the same as all other good AV (upload unknown files for analysis).

    Then we have the way the leaked files got into “the wrong hands”, discovered by a Gov backed spy agency for another country, that seem to have hacked Kaspersky, and was happily watching the Russian spooks also hacking into Kaspersky, and don’t tell Kaspersky, but do tell the USA.

    Yeah I will continue to recommend Kaspersky AV for as long as it stays in the top 5 rankings of the AV comparison sites, which it tends to year after year.

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