>> The UK has joined the US in issuing a warning of the use of antivirus software from Russian companies. The director Britain's National Cyber Security Agency is to write to all government departments urging against the use of the programs when dealing with sensitive information in case it's exploited by Moscow.
That includes products developed by a security software maker Kaspersky Lab, which just a few days ago denied any links with the Kremlin.>> 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. Roughly 400 million people around the world use products made by Kaspersky Labs.
For the software to work, access to extensive computer files must be given. Earlier this year, the US Government banned its networks from using the software amid concerns over links to Russian intelligence.>> We are doing our boldest in technologies, best to fight this malware. They're designed to stop attacks, to recognize the malicious code, not to spy on our customers.
The UK's Cyber Agency says it's working with Kaspersky to mitigate risks and that there's no evidence of any espionage to date. However, just last month Prime Minister Theresa May suggested Moscow may have been acting against British interests in cyberspace.