Kaspersky Is Likely Doomed After The BSI Publishes A Warning To Not Use Their Products

Russian anti-virus maker Kaspersky is likely in very deep trouble after Germany’s cyber security agency the BSI came out with a warning (translation here) for Germans not to use Kaspersky’s products:

Antivirus software, including the associated real-time capable cloud services, has extensive system authorizations and, due to the system (at least for updates), must maintain a permanent, encrypted and non-verifiable connection to the manufacturer’s servers . Therefore, trust in the reliability and self-protection of a manufacturer as well as his authentic ability to act is crucial for the safe use of such systems. If there are doubts about the reliability of the manufacturer, virus protection software poses a particular risk for the IT infrastructure to be protected.

The actions of military and/or intelligence forces in Russia and the threats made by Russia against the EU, NATO and the Federal Republic of Germany in the course of the current military conflict are associated with a considerable risk of a successful IT attack. A Russian IT manufacturer can carry out offensive operations itself, be forced to attack target systems against its will, or be spied on without its knowledge as a victim of a cyber operation, or be misused as a tool for attacks against its own customers.

These accusations are not new as Kaspersky has been in the crosshairs of various countries because they are a Russian company. But given the current political climate, and the likelihood that this warning will be echoed by the US and other countries, it is safe to say that Kaspersky is in trouble. And I would go further to say that they will not survive this.

RIP Kaspersky.

One Response to “Kaspersky Is Likely Doomed After The BSI Publishes A Warning To Not Use Their Products”

  1. […] company Kaspersky is not having a good time of it since Russia invaded Ukraine. Currently Germany has suggested that German companies dump Kaspersky products. And when that happened, I said […]

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