Russia: 'We will be transparent' — Kaspersky Lab on accusations of espionage

Vice-president of Kaspersky Lab, a Moscow-based multinational cybersecurity and anti-virus provider, announced that the company will open three transparency centres to 'technically' prove it has never been involved in any offences, speaking in Moscow on Wednesday. Anton Shingaryov went on to say that his company is currently monitoring over a hundred of cyber-attacks, saying that the majority... Еще are made by governments. He added that it's understandable that Kaspersky Lab. may annoy many governments, as it openly publishes its findings on such attacks. Shingaryov continued by noting, «We are going to open three centres of transparency in different countries» adding that they will create «a system that will technically prove that all these accusations [of espionage, Kaspersky Lab. being dangerous in general] are foolish.» Commenting the recent recommendation of the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) to avoid using the Kapersky Lab software for companies responsible for national security, Anton Shingaryov said, «We are trying to understand what we need to do and how for this recommendation to be reissued vice versa.» NCSC has recently issued a recommendation to the UK government not to use antivirus software from Kaspersky Lab amid concerns about Russian espionage.

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