Russia Software Tycoon: US Cyber Tracing May Not Work

13 Nov 2012

By: Owen Fletcher, Wall Street Journal

U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta last month said his department is developing forensics to identify the sources of cyber attacks—addressing the longstanding and key concern that cyber attackers who hit the U.S. might be able to hide their identities.

But the head of Russia’s biggest antivirus software company isn’t sure the forensics will work.

Eugene Kaspersky, Chief Executive of Kaspersky Lab, whose products are used on more than 300 million systems worldwide, says users of the attack-attribution techniques that he is aware of can still be fooled.