Kaspersky Lab is a Russian-based cyber-security provider. Kaspersky Lab is the developer behind the popular Kaspersky anti-virus software.
Last October 2017, Kaspersky was blamed by several security companies worldwide, especially US-based security agencies, for providing access on their anti-virus software to Russian intelligence. It was reported that last 2015, a set of NSA hacking tools were leaked to the public by utilizing a backdoor in the Kaspersky anti-virus software.
On 17 November 2017, Kaspersky announced that they were not actually involved in the 2015 breach. According to cyber-forensics analysis made by security-analysts from the said company, the breach was actually made not in 2015, but in 2014, and that the exposed secret tools were from the NSA’s Equation Group.
Kaspersky claimed that the breach was not conducted due to their anti-virus program, but because of an infected Microsoft Office file. Furthermore, Kaspersky also averred that the malware could not have been installed if their anti-virus program was enabled.
If Kaspersky has viable analytical proof of the said infected Microsoft Office file, they would be clear from all the allegations against them. Consequently, Kaspersky Lab may again redeem their outstanding global reputation when it comes to cyber-security.