Kaspersky Lab has suspended cooperation with Europol

© RIA Novosti / Kirill to Kallinikova in fotomontagen in the office of Kaspersky Lab. Archival photoKaspersky Lab has suspended cooperation with Europol© RIA Novosti / Kirill to Kallinikova the image Bank

«Kaspersky lab» has decided to suspend cooperation with Europol for the European Parliament resolution on strengthening the cyber defence of the EU from Russia, China and North Korea. This is stated in the message of the company.

The European Parliament approved a resolution on 13 June. The document recommends to prohibit the use of «potentially unsafe and malicious programs», which include the software of «Kaspersky Lab». In a press-service of the company said that the paragraph is untrue and based on false allegations.

«Although the resolution has no legislative force, and represents the opinions of individual MPs, she shows a clear disrespect to «Kaspersky Lab», which has always been a reliable partner of Europe in the field of cybercrime. Because of this, our company made the difficult decision to suspend many joint projects in the field of combating cybercrime, including with Europol, to the moment we get a clear official explanation from the European Parliament,» said the company.

In particular, «Kaspersky Lab» suspends the project No More Ransom — one of the joint initiatives with the police the EU. This is the web portal to combat the programs-coders and extortionists. «We hope to be able to resume this project, as well as other cooperative initiatives in Europe very soon,» — said the press service.

The company remains ready to meet with the deputies of the European Parliament and to answer any questions, including about business, leadership, expert knowledge, technology, and methodology the organization of work.

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