Kaspersky Lab — We have nothing to hide!
Russia-based Antivirus firm hits back with what it calls a “comprehensive transparency initiative,” to allow independent third-party review of its source code and internal processes to win back the trust of customers and infosec community.
Kaspersky launches this initiative days after it was accused of helping, knowingly or unknowingly, Russian government hackers to steal classified material from a computer belonging to an NSA contractor.
Earlier this month another story published by the New York Times claimed that Israeli government hackers hacked into Kaspersky’s network in 2015 and caught Russian hackers red-handed hacking US government with the help of Kaspersky.
US officials have long been suspicious that Kaspersky antivirus firm may have ties to Russian intelligence agencies.
Back in July, the company offered to turn over the source code for the U.S. government to audit.
However, the offer did not stop U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from banning and removing Kaspersky software from all of the government computers.
Source: The Hacker News