October 10, 2017

Kaspersky Lab response to unsubstantiated claims reported by CyberScoop on October 10, 2017

Customer trust is extremely important to Kaspersky Lab, and the company has a 20-year history in the IT security industry of always abiding by the highest ethical business practices and trustworthy technology development.

Woburn, MA – October 10, 2017 – “Contrary to erroneous reports, Kaspersky Lab software does not contain any undeclared capabilities such as backdoors as that would be illegal and unethical, and regardless of unsubstantiated claims by anonymous sources, Kaspersky Lab has never helped, nor will help, any government in the world with its cyberespionage efforts.

“If the inaccuracies in the reported ‘sales pitches’ were in fact communicated, Kaspersky Lab did not sanction these actions, which would have been carried out by a former employee.

“It’s important to clarify that the referenced ‘product’ which was supposedly pitched cannot be Kaspersky Lab’s anti-virus offerings, as the company is committed to anonymizing information wherever possible. In addition, all data processed by and/or transferred to Kaspersky Lab is robustly secured through encryption, digital certificates, segregated storage and strict data access policies.

“Customer trust is extremely important to Kaspersky Lab, and the company has a 20-year history in the IT security industry of always abiding by the highest ethical business practices and trustworthy technology development.

“Kaspersky Lab does not have inappropriate ties to any government, including Russia, and it is unfortunate that news coverage continues to report anonymously-sourced claims, despite these sources not presenting the journalists any evidence to back up their accusations.” – Attributable to Kaspersky Lab

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