The Dutch authorities refused to “Kaspersky Lab”

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The Dutch government announced the decision to start to phase out the use of anti-virus software “Kaspersky Lab”. On it informs Agency Reuters.

The Minister of justice Ferdinand Grapperhaus sent Parliament a letter in which he indicated that this decision is due to “offensive cyber program of the Russian government, among whose goals are the Netherlands.” According to him, as the Moscow-based “Kaspersky Lab” under Russian law, it could force to follow the interests of the Russian authorities.

“The Cabinet of Ministers conducted an independent review and analysis and adopted on the basis of a thorough decision,” said Grapperhaus. Although the Netherlands was not found in the misuse of “Kaspersky Lab” of their capabilities, such cases cannot be excluded”.

The authorities have also started negotiations with major companies working in the field of ensuring activity of the state, about the possibility also to stop cooperation with the Russian company.

Grapperhaus said that this issue can be reconsidered “in the case of justification”.

The Ministry of internal security of the United States in September 2017, called on all institutions in the country for 90 days remove any and all products antivirus company “Kaspersky Lab”, then this decision was officially fixed. The reason the Agency pointed out security risks as the company may transmit information to Russia.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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