Kaspersky in focus as US-Russia cyber-tensions rise

Security software firm Kaspersky has become a focal point in a cyber conflict between the United States and Russia. AFP File Photo

The security software firm Kaspersky has become the focal point in an escalating conflict in cyberspace between the United States and Russia.

The Russian-based company has been accused of being a vehicle for hackers to steal security secrets from the US National Security Agency, and was banned by all American government agencies last month.

But it remains unclear if Kaspersky was part of a scheme or an unwilling accomplice in an espionage effort.

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