Kaspersky on sanctions against the company in the United States: not going to remain silent

© AP Photo / Pavel GolovkinРоссийский developer antivirus programs and Executive Director of the Russian Kaspersky Lab Eugene Kaspersky. Archival photoKaspersky on sanctions against the company in the United States: not going to remain silent© AP Photo / Pavel Golovkin

«Kaspersky lab» is considering various options for further action in connection with the ban on the use of its products by government agencies of the United States, however, «silence is not going,» said founder and CEO Eugene Kaspersky.

On Tuesday, President Donald trump signed the US defence budget for the 2018 fiscal year, which contains the provision prohibiting the use of Russian software products «Kaspersky Lab» by the United States government.

«We are now tallying the damage that we have suffered in the USA. We are working with our lawyers and international lawyers, and are considering various options. While I’m not ready to comment, but the silence we are not going. We are not yet ready to say what action we are going to do,» said Kaspersky Russian journalists in new Delhi.

The head of the company admitted that the original situation with the ban on the use of the products «Kaspersky» us government agencies was a shock for him.

«I was at a loss, because I didn’t understand what was happening and why. It’s like being hit in the fog, and you don’t understand why flies, why and what», — said Kaspersky, who spoke Thursday at the Russian Embassy a lecture on cyber security.

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