Kaspersky Lab breaks off work with European law enforcement agencies
Kaspersky Lab has suspended its work with European law enforcement agencies, including Europol, following the European Parliament’s adoption of a resolution calling for greater protections against malicious cyber attacks from Russia, China, and North Korea. The company objects to the resolution’s claim that Kaspersky Lab’s software is potentially dangerous, saying it won’t work with European police agencies until it gets a clear, official explanation for the allegations.
In 2017, the U.S. federal government stopped using Kaspersky Lab software, arguing that it is vulnerable to snooping by Russian intelligence. In May 2018, Dutch authorities also ditched the company’s products as a defensive step against Russian cyber meddling.