Kaspersky Lab considers changes to the U.S. subsidiary

Moscow-located cyber security company Kaspersky Lab claimed this week that it is thinking making alterations to its arm that trades goods to the government of the U.S., at a time when the firm is encountering blames that it might be exposed to Russian power.

The U.S. Senate this week is voting on a defense rule investing bill that composes language that might bar Kaspersky Lab goods from being utilized by the government agencies of the U.S. “Given that government sales of the U.S. have not been an important fraction of the activity of the company in North America, Kaspersky Lab is discovering chances to better optimize the office at Washington D.C. accountable for threat intelligence schemes to government entities of the U.S.,” a Kaspersky spokesperson claimed in a statement to the media.

He further added that the firm was aiming to unlock new offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Toronto in the coming year. “Despite geopolitical disturbance we stay pledged to North American users,” Eugene Kaspersky, the chief executive and company founder, claimed to the media via Twitter this week. The firm refused to give more data as to what modifications it was creating. Kaspersky has frequently denied that it has relations to any government and claimed it might not assist any government with cyber spying. It claimed that there is no proof for blames by the U.S. lawmakers and officials that its software for antivirus might be used to offer spying services.

On the other hand, the firm has not been capable of shaking off the blames. Best Buy Co , the top electronics retailer in the U.S., last week claimed that it was pulling cyber security products of Kaspersky Lab from its website and shelves. Mentioning 2 unnamed sources, The Bell, a Russian-language outlet of news, claimed last week that Kaspersky Lab was thinking of ending its services and closing its offices in Arlington, which is located in Virginia, a Washington suburb. Those offices, house to the KGSS, the Kaspersky Lab subsidiary, which is dedicated to the federal market of the U.S., were empty when a media reporter had a visit in July.