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Kaspersky Lab leaving Russia for Switzerland after Kremlin spying claims

Kaspersky Lab leaving Russia for Switzerland after Kremlin spying claims

Kaspersky Lab decided to move far from the Kremlin spying claims, the world-famous company will relocate its core business away from the jurisdiction of the Russian government and intelligence agencies by the end of 2019, Sky reported on Wednesday.

Kaspersky Lab is leaving Russia for Switzerland, the founder Yevgeny Kaspersky prefers to spend around $12m on relocation rather continue denying claims its software was used by Russian intelligence to steal data from a National Security Agency employee’s home computer. Under current circumstances, for Kaspersky company is better to stay away from the jurisdiction of the Russian government and intelligence agencies.

The company’s researchers had earned a reputation for independence from the Kremlin by detecting and reporting state-sponsored hacking campaigns originating in Russia. So, the recent ban of Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which prohibited the use of the Kaspersky’s software for all federal agencies, became a real surprise to cyber security professionals all over the world, not only in the United States.

According to plans, by the end of 2019, Kaspersky Lab’s software build conveyor will see the programming tools which could allow access to users’ computers available for independent audit.

Switzerland will definitely benefit from the moving of cyber-security giant, the IT-experts believe. Kaspersky Lab’s software is still one of the most prominent products in the world. As part of the transparency initiative, the company will set up a separate facility in Switzerland for customers based in Europe, North America, Singapore, Australia, Japan and South Korea.