Recently, the well-known Antivirus, Kaspersky CEO Eugene Kaspersky said that he would leave Russia if the government asked Kaspersky to spy on users. Eugene made the statement during a news conference in the United Kingdom after a media avalanche initiated by the FBI.
Kaspersky CEO: I Would Leave If Russia Asked Me To SPY
The well-known Russian Antivirus, Kaspersky CEO Eugene Kaspersky said that he would leave Russia if the government asked Kaspersky to spy on users. Eugene made the statement during a news conference in the United Kingdom after a media avalanche initiated by the FBI (Federal Bureau Of Investigation).
In this case, the FBI (Federal Bureau Of Investigation) recommended that US companies not to use Kaspersky products. In addition, reports surfaced that the company’s anti-virus program stole sensitive documents from the NSA (on a PC used by an agency employee).
During the press conference, the CEO of the well-known Russian Antivirus, Kaspersky also commented that all of this news has caused a fall in the company’s revenue from North America; however, Kaspersky has grown in other regions of the world.
“Never, never, they never asked us to spy on people, never,” said Eugene in London. “If the Russian government asked me to do anything wrong, or my employees, I would take my business from Russia.” “We never helped spy agencies, Russia or any other nation.” Our products are designed to stop attacks, recognize malicious codes, and not spy on our consumers.”
“The recent controversy with the United States has knocked down Kaspersky’s revenue on the continent” as stated by the CEO of Kaspersky itself. Already on the recent court battles, Kaspersky was involved, the CEO just said: “We will fight.”
Lastly, Eugene Kaspersky, the CEO of Kaspersky Antivirus further claimed that the company’s revenue would hit $700 million globally, despite the 5% – 8% drop in North America.
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