House Science Committee Investigating Kaspersky Lab Due to Security Concerns

FILE – This Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, file photo shows a sign above the headquarters of Kaspersky Lab in Moscow. Britain’s cybersecurity agency has told government departments not to use antivirus software from Moscow-based firm Kaspersky Lab, it was reported Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File)

December 6, 2017
OAN Newsroom

Republican chairman of the House Science Committee is pushing ahead with the investigation into the Russian cyber-security firm Kaspersky Lab.

This after the DHS barred government entities from using Kaspersky anti-virus software, citing concerns it could compromise national security.

Representative Lamar Smith said the committee’s probe is aimed at ensuring government computer systems are safe.

He also said lawmakers seek to make sure Kaspersky is not trying to obtain classified information.

Company CEO Eugene Kaspersky rebuffed such allegations.

Eugene Kaspersky has denied his company has worked with the Kremlin to hack others. (Photo/Reuters)

“If the Russian government comes to me and asks me to do anything wrong, or my employees I will move the business out of Russia,” said Kaspersky. “There were, in American allegations, there were zero facts about anything wrong which is in our products and updates and it is very, well for professionals, it’s easy to check that I am right because all the data is available on our public service.”

The security concerns come after the federal government initially approved Kaspersky Lab as a credible provider of anti-virus software.

  • All American

    I stated long ago. Our government officials appear to be focused on Russian hacking and we used Kaspersky??
    It just doesn’t make any sense!!
    I wish that the United States would consider Israel developed cyber security systems options as they are way ahead of Russian and most of the world when it comes to technology.

  • Serge

    Obama let developed by former KGB guy software to be used in the US government (DOD?), and now the same stupid government “investigates” a “harm”? We should be calling D.C. the wasteland!

  • Uncle R

    I trust the Russians more than the democrats.

  • Roger Belcher

    No security in the world can prevent an insider with a thumb drive.

  • Sam Jacinto

    Republiecons are now taking the Russian threat seriously?

  • kaiju

    Russians security software in the US, now who thought that was a good idea? About like the DNC having the guys from Pakistan as IT staff.

  • Pete Greco

    These globalists will do anything to ensight a war between the US and Russia. That will fuel their depopulation agenda greatly. The world needs to understand that nothing happens in this world and its past without the signature of the globalists cabal. They dictate wars, assassinations, fake media pronouncements, poverty, governing bodies, presidents, forced immigration, etc., all of which is a financial windfall for them at the expense of citizen lives.

  • William Gee

    Fear is a great motivator Eugene, especially when the “Fear Monger Winds” are fanned by the liberal agenda. In a free society the ignorant are lead around by the nose since they are dumber than cows on the prairie. We have a lot of ignorant people, with and without American citizenship, to be “blown upon”.
    You gotta “prove it” somehow. Good luck.

  • No Mas

    Why is nobody charging Soros with undermining sovereign nations worldwide?
    This Kaspersky issue can easily be researched in minutes… next issue please…

  • William Gee

    nice shirt.