Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky added to US national security blacklist

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has named Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky an unacceptable risks to US national security, adding it to the Covered List—a list of communications equipment and services it wants to keep an eye on.

The decision to add Kaspersky to the list did not come lightly. It was made in accordance with the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act of 2019, and even includes any linked companies, such as affiliates or subsidiaries, which could also pose a threat.

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