EU: No evidence of Kaspersky spying despite ‘confirmed malicious’ classification


In a document published today, the European Commission has revealed that they don’t have any actual evidence of Kaspersky software being used for spying on behalf of the Russian government, as the US government alluded in 2017.

The document was the Commission’s reply to a series of questions submitted by Gerolf Annemans, a European Parliament member on behalf of Belgium, in March this year.

The questions were related to a motion the European Parliament voted in June 2018 that put forward a general strategy and guidelines for an EU-wide joint plan on cyber defense. The document advised EU states to exclude and ban programs and equipment that have been “confirmed as malicious,” naming Kaspersky as the only example.

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Source: ZDNet