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Kaspersky manager arrested for treason

Discussion in 'Issues Around the World' started by Biker, Jan 25, 2017.

  1. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

    Top manager at Russian cybersecurity firm arrested

    No sense in speculating what the hell was going on, but wow.... Gotta wonder if these are legitimate charges or a massive coverup for something.
     
  2. Allene

    Allene Registered User

    Wow! This is a big story to watch!
     
  3. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

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  4. Arc

    Arc Full Member

    It's certainly never been much of a secret that the Kaspersky AV conglomerate were crooks. They were infamous for among other things creating new viruses so they could "discover" them and therefore be a "leader" in detection and protection.
     
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  5. Allene

    Allene Registered User

    Words fail me!
     
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  6. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

    That was never proven and is pretty much an urban legend. Virtually all the major AV makers have been accused of that practice over the years.

    However, ex-employees have stated that Kaspersky initiated a fake malware campaign that caused competitor products to delete/quarantine legitimate files. Of course, it was vigorously denied and the furor died down in a matter of days.
     
  7. Arc

    Arc Full Member

    Proven to my satisfaction. My sources were in a position to know and their credibility was impeccable.
     
  8. anajames

    anajames Full Member

    I lost all my data in this recent cyber attack, i was using Kaspersky. Pathetic.
     
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