About 15 percent of U.S. agencies found Kaspersky Lab software: official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – About 15 percent of U.S. government agencies have detected some trace of Russian company Kaspersky Lab’s software on their systems in a review prompted by concerns the antivirus firm is vulnerable to Kremlin influence, a security official told Congress on Tuesday.

The logo of Russia’s Kaspersky Lab is on displayat the company’s office in Moscow, Russia October 27, 2017. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Jeanette Manfra, assistant secretary for cyber security at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), said that 94 percent of agencies had responded to an order to survey their networks to identify any use of Kaspersky Lab products and to remove them.

Manfra told a U.S. House of Representatives panel the DHS did “not currently have conclusive evidence” that any networks had been breached because of their use of Kaspersky software.

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