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House Panel Receives Classified Briefing on Kaspersky

  • Russia-owned software company suspected of intelligence links
  • U.S. government banned use of its anti-virus software
A view of the Kaspersky Lab headquarters. Kaspersky Lab headquarters in Moscow, Russia, on Feb. 1, 2017.

A view of the Kaspersky Lab headquarters. Kaspersky Lab headquarters in Moscow, Russia, on Feb. 1, 2017.

Photographer: Vyacheslav Prokofyev/Vyacheslav Prokofyev/TASS/Getty Images

The House Science Committee received a classified briefing Tuesday related to Kaspersky Lab Inc., according to a person familiar with the matter who spoke about the Moscow-based security firm believed to have links to Russian intelligence.

The discussion dealt with recent news and U.S. government actions regarding the Russian-owned company’s anti-virus software.