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Russian security firm Kaspersky is facing a fresh probe into its anti-virus software, which has been stepped up since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, a report claims.

The news agency Reuters reported on Monday that the investigation was referred to the Department of Commerce by the Department of Justice last year but did not take off until the White House applied pressure.

Kaspersky lost its business with the US public sector a few years ago after a sustained attack by major American newspapers, claiming it was leaking data to Russian intelligence services, a claim the company strongly denied.

Since then the firm has cut back operations in that country and set up so-called transparency centres in different parts of the world where companies can sign up to look at the source code of its products.




In March, the German Federal Office for Information Security [German acronym BSI] recommended that users replace Kaspersky anti-virus software with other products. The company dismissed this warning as being driven by political considerations.

Kaspersky has been contacted for comment about the latest US development.

The Monday report said the new investigation was being carried out using laws put in place during the administration of Donald Trump.

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