Kaspersky is accused of developing false malware


A strange publication is released by Reuters: Kaspersky Lab, a popular security service, has reportedly been developing false malware for over ten years to harm its competitors. The software was / is harmless, but Kaspersky had discovered a way of tricking its competitors and treating it as dangerous. Kaspersky Security Virus

Two former Kaspersky employees told Reuters that the illegal attack was originally intended to punish the company's smaller competitors who "stole" its technology.

How did it work?

Kaspersky adds code applications that, while seemingly dangerous, were not. It then anonymously sent the files to malicious aggregators such as Google's VirusTotal. When competitors saw the addition of the "malicious" file, they added the code to the list of viruses that their software recognized. So companies were giving false positives to consumers, which made them unreliable.

Kaspersky, with this particular hoax, is reported to have hit big enough rivals like Microsoft, AVG and Avast. These companies did not report any comments about Kaspersky, but had previously told Reuters that an unknown third party is trying to trick them into giving false positives.

Reuters sources claim only a small group of people they knew about sabotage, which peaked from 2009 to 2013.

Kaspersky, for her part, denied the allegations:

"Our company has not carried out any secret campaign to deceive competitors by producing false positives to tarnish them in the market. Such actions are immoral, dishonest and their legitimacy is at least doubtful. "

Eugene Kaspersky was not really happy with the Reuters publication, and he said from Twitter:

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