Skip to comments.US Officials Are Warning About A Russian Cybersecurity Company's US Government Ties - KASPERSKY LAB
Posted on 05/11/2017 1:30:35 PM PDT by muleskinner
Kaspersky has denied links to the Russian government, but US officials are raising doubts.
Kaspersky Lab was brought in by Iran to find and clean the Stuxnet virus from their uranium/plutonium centrifuges.
Frankly, I would be more concerned if Kapersky had connections to the US government.
Just dawning on them now is it?
They are the only ones who had access to the polls on voting day.
I’ve always found it hard to believe that anyone would buy virus protection software from a Russian company.
Um, they do -
Incredibly, Russian based Kaspersky has cybersecurity contracts with the US gov’t and critical infrastructure...
Kaspersky Lab paid former national security adviser more than $10,000 | TechCrunch
Kaspersky Lab paid former national security adviser more than $10,000
Posted Mar 16, 2017 by Taylor Hatmaker (@tayhatmaker)
The plot thickens, but doesnt it always?
New documents have emerged detailing former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynns financial ties to Russian companies, including the U.S. subsidiary of Russian cybersecurity group Kaspersky Lab.
One invoice form dating back to 2015 shows payments to Flynn made by three Russian entities: $33,750 from state-sponsored news source RT TV, $11,250 from Volga-Dnepr Airlines and $11,250 from Kaspersky Government Security Solutions, Inc.
According to its website, the U.S. arm of Kaspersky Lab designs, implements and delivers holistic cybersecurity services and solutions for the U.S. government, U.S. government contractors and the U.S. National Critical Infrastructure sector.
In response to the revelation, Kaspersky Lab stated that it paid Flynn the amount as a speaker fee for his appearance at the Government Cybersecurity Forum in 2015. As Business Insider reports, the events other keynote speaker, U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul did not receive a payment to speak at the event.
Kaspersky is one of the most prominent names in cybersecurity, but the firm has faced scrutiny in the past over founder Eugene Kasperskys speculated ties to Russian intelligence agencies. According to the company, Kaspersky Lab has no ties to any government, but the company is proud to collaborate with the authorities of many countries, as well as international law enforcement agencies in the fight against cybercrime.
The documents were published today by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, accompanied by a letter from ranking Democrat, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings.
I cannot recall any time in our nations history when the President selected as his National Security Advisor someone who violated the Constitution by accepting tens of thousands of dollars from an agent of a global adversary that attacked our democracy, he wrote.
As a result of his involvement with Russia, Flynns remarkably brief 24 days in Trumps cabinet have already come to a close, but Flynn could still face consequences from rules designed to prevent retired officers from receiving payments from foreign governments.
ROFL! Oh boy, I guess they forgot to pay the Democrat party their Bribes.... oops, I mean carbon taxes.... Dangit! “Green Donations”. I tell ya, somedays I just can’t use the proper democrat’s code words.
Microsoft and Apple do business in Russia too. Just sayin’ ...
The Democrats prefer using Crowd-Strike for their cyber-security, which ironically is run by a Russian emigre.
Rep. Elijah E. Cummings. That says it all. #FakeNews.
Kaspersky and Macaffee both told the US government to pound sand when asked to allow an exception for government malware like “magic lantern”.
Guess who said “duh, okay!”?
Norton and everyone else.
And China! MS has a research branch in China, of all places. Gee, I wonder how much IP ends up in the Chinese government.
So it’s safe to assume that Obama has even greater ties to Wall ST. consider they paid him 400k for a speech, right?
Obama is basically a Wall St. spy, correct? Trying to manipulate our government in a direction that Wall St. prefers?
I buy from the best and that's the Russians. Not interested in anti-virus software from Crony-Capitalist "American" outfits.
Er, I should be more worried about Kaspersky than Microsoft or Google? Lol!
It was there for everyone to see anyway
Yes, Obola, Hitlery, dems, the left and many eGOP are worse enemies of our nation.
However it would be a very good thing to be blamelessly clean if we really want to Make America Great Again.
Without true moral authority we are going to fail here and abroad.
RE: “So its safe to assume that Obama has even greater ties to Wall ST. consider they paid him 400k for a speech, right?
Obama is basically a Wall St. spy, correct? Trying to manipulate our government in a direction that Wall St. prefers?”
The messenger is a whack job as you indicate.
However that True facts are:
1. Flynn took money from Kaspersky which shows terrible discretion for security and his clearance.
2. It’s well known in gov’t intel & info sec circles that Kaspersky is compromised.
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