Kaspersky allegations: is cyber security stronger for false positives?

August 17, 2015

“Kaspersky Lab tried to damage rivals in the marketplace by tricking their antivirus software programs into classifying benign files as malicious, according to two former employees.”

So runs an exclusive run by Reuters, which claimed CEO and co-founder Eugene Kaspersky himself ordered some of the attacks as a covert, and rather underhand, way of fighting back against smaller antivirus companies encroaching on his company’s turf.

According to one of the two former employees who provided the information to Reuters, “it was decided to provide some problems [for rivals]”, but, they argued, such actions are “not only damaging for a competing company but also damaging for users’ computers”.

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