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US government bans agencies from using Kaspersky Lab security software

Federal agencies have been banned from using Kaspersky Lab security software, a Russian company, by the US government over concerns it may be tied to state-sponsored espionage. Acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke has issued a directive given at least six federal agencies a timeline to get rid of the software from government networks. The move comes amid parallel investigations by Congress, and the FBI under Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and potential ties between Donald Trump‘s 2016 campaign team and Russian officials.

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ORIGINAL SOURCE: Independent

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