FCC labels Kaspersky a threat to national security

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Kaspersky poses an unacceptable risk to the national security of the United States. For that reason, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has added the antivirus company to its Covered List. She did not say why the regulator considers Kaspersky a threat to national security.

The FCC reports this in a press release.

German security service warns of Kaspersky

Kaspersky has been under fire for some time. The antivirus company is headquartered in Moscow. This is currently very sensitive due to the war in Ukraine. Security experts believe that the risk of cyber attacks from Russia on Western countries and targets is high. “A Russian IT manufacturer could carry out attacks itself, be forced to attack systems against its will, or become the victim of a cyber operation without its knowledge,” BSI wrote earlier this month.

The German intelligence service advised companies and organizations to move away from Kaspersky’s security software as soon as possible. In particular, bodies active in the vital sector should work on this. “If there are doubts about the manufacturer’s reliability, its antivirus software poses a security risk to digital infrastructures,” the BSI said.

‘Better protect American networks against threats’

It is not only in Germany that people are concerned about Kaspersky. In Italy, the Garante per la Protezione dei Dati Personali  (GPDP) recently decided to launch an investigation into Kaspersky and the possible risks of processing the personal data of Italian citizens. Kaspersky must provide the regulator with clarity about what information it collects, and whether this data is stored outside of Europe or not. Finally, it should

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