Kaspersky to shut Washington office over 'ties with Russian intelligence'

Tom Wright
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Kaspersky to shut Washington office over 'ties with Russian intelligence'

Vendor cuts losses in Washington, but remains optimistic on working with UK government

Kaspersky will shut its Washington office after the US government ordered all departments to remove the vendor's software from its systems. In September the US Department of Homeland Security gave government organisations 90 days to remove all traces of Kaspersky, citing "ties between certain Kaspersky officials and Russian intelligence". The snub has had a sufficient impact on Kaspersky for it to close its Washington office, Bloomberg has reported, with Kaspersky vice president Anton Shingarev...

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