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US bans federal agencies from using Kaspersky over Russian spying fears

The Department of Homeland Security has issued a directive banning at least six federal agencies from using Kaspersky:

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke has issued a directive given at least six federal agencies a timeline to get rid of the software from government networks.

The move comes amid parallel investigations by Congress, and the FBI under Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and potential ties between Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign team and Russian officials.

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Posted In: Cybersecurity

Posted On: September 18, 2017

Posted By: smack