Kaspersky Sues DHS Over Gov’t Ban of Company’s Products

Moscow-based Kaspersky Labs is sueing the U.S. government over bans.
(AP Photo/Raphael Satter)

December 20, 2017
OAN Newsroom

Kaspersky Lab is suing the U.S. government for banning its products on federal agencies computers.

The Russian-based software company is alleging the Department of Homeland Security hurt their reputation while basing its ban on news reports rather than evidence.

Their lawsuit calls for the U.S. to undo the ban and state Kaspersky is not a threat.

The move is in response to the Department of Homeland Security’s order, which directed government agencies to remove the software.

Earlier this year, U.S. officials said they were concerned Kaspersky was a risk to national security.

  • Tango Uniform

    Just because an item has a national stock number, NSN, doesn’t mean the government has to use or purchase it.

  • Dean Connell

    OMG a Internet security system from a private company in Russia! …. It must be a sleeper spy!! Holly paranoia Batman!

  • CPO(Ret)_Luv’n_Life

    Modern society at it’s best. “You hurt my feelings, so I’m going to sue you.” How on earth, can a Russian company sue the U.S. government? National Security is just that, National Security. Be grateful we don’t send warheads your direction Kaspersky, and take you off the planet.

  • Rufus Firefly

    Why is Trump allowing this outrage? Russian IT security systems are the best at ignoring GRU and FSB attempts to infiltrate our systems. In fact, they are themselves GRU/FSB systems. Trump says Vlad denied that Russia attacked us and he believes him. Trump should be supporting a law to make Kaspersky’s the only IT security. It would save a lot of time and money on future investigations because there would be none.

  • “I’m a Rooster!”

    A Russian security software serving American computers?
    There are times I have known to be a bit dim but, this doesn’t appear to be one of those times.

  • Biform25

    I worked IT Security for two different companies, I prevented both from purchasing Kaspersky products. I didn’t trust them then and I don’t trust them now.

    So sue me. I prevented a couple of million in sales.

    Employer is very grateful for my influence.


  • ranger bob

    It’s about time that this information is getting out to people who own Kaspersky “virus protection”. Who would be crazy enough to buy protection from a Russian company. Perhaps North Korea could get in the business too (LOL). Thanks OANN for this article.

  • Matt

    a Threat to National Defense
    case closed

  • MeMyself&I

    Very foolish to do that Kaspersky. You have a great product I will admit but you are wasting your time and resources pulling a stunt like you are doing now. You are losing in more ways than one.

  • Christopher Binkowski

    How a Russia based computer security company has any legal footing against the US Federal Government perplexes me.

    Guess it’s another one of those lopsided trade deals we signed.