October 10, 2017

Kaspersky Lab response to the unverified claims reported on October 10, 2017

Kaspersky Lab was not involved in and does not possess any knowledge of the situation in question.

Kaspersky Lab response to the unverified claims reported on October 10, 2017

“Kaspersky Lab was not involved in and does not possess any knowledge of the situation in question, and the company reiterates its willingness to work alongside U.S. authorities to address any concerns they may have about its products as well as its systems.

“As there has not been any evidence presented, Kaspersky Lab cannot investigate these unsubstantiated claims, and if there is any indication that the company’s systems may have been exploited, we respectfully request relevant parties responsibly provide the company with verifiable information. It’s disappointing that these unverified claims continue to perpetuate the narrative of a company which, in its 20 year history, has never helped any government in the world with its cyberespionage efforts.

“In addition, with regards to unverified assertions that this situation relates to Duqu2, a sophisticated cyber-attack of which Kaspersky Lab was not the only target, we are confident that we have identified and removed all of the infections that happened during that incident. Furthermore, Kaspersky Lab publicly reported the attack, and the company offered its assistance to affected or interested organizations to help mitigate this threat.

“Contrary to erroneous reports, Kaspersky Lab technologies are designed and used for the sole purpose of detecting all kinds of threats, including nation-state sponsored malware, regardless of the origin or purpose.The company tracks more than 100 advanced persistent threat actors and operations, and for 20 years, Kaspersky Lab has been focused on protecting people and organizations from these cyberthreats -- its headquarters’ location doesn’t change that mission.” – Attributable to Kaspersky Lab

More details on these threats are available via our APT intelligence service:
https://www.kaspersky.com/enterprise-security/apt-intelligence-reporting

Additional Duqu2 resources for reference:
Blog post: https://securelist.com/the-mystery-of-duqu-2-0-a-sophisticated-cyberespionage-actor-returns/70504/  
FAQ: https://media.kaspersky.com/en/Duqu-2-0-Frequently-Asked-Questions.pdf  
Technical Paper: https://cdn.securelist.com/files/2015/06/The_Mystery_of_Duqu_2_0_a_sophisticated_cyberespionage_actor_returns.pdf

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