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NSA Probing Reach of Software From Russia’s Kaspersky in US Systems

  • US fears Kremlin could use software to penetrate key sectors
  • Kaspersky has denied improper ties to the Russian government
Eugene Kaspersky
Eugene KasperskyPhotographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The National Security Agency is investigating the extent that software made by the Russian cybersecurity company Kaspersky is embedded in US businesses and organizations amid rising security concerns arising from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

“I am still very worried about US companies that are using Kaspersky,” said Rob Joyce, the NSA’s director of cybersecurity, in an interview in which he revealed the inquiry. “We think that is ill-advised with this global situation.”