The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has included Kaspersky Lab JSC, China Telecom Corp. and China Mobile International in the list of communication equipment and services that may pose a threat to the national security of the United States. In addition to the three companies mentioned, 5 more Chinese companies were added to this list a year ago (March 12, 2021) – Huawei, ZTE, Hytera, Hikvision and Dahua.
According to the document, the US Department of Homeland Security concluded that “products under the Kaspersky Lab brand pose an unacceptable risk to the national security of the United States and its people.” Two legal entities from China have also been added to the updated list of the Federal Communications Commission.
According to the agency, according to the FCC law of 2019, the commission must annually update the list of communication equipment and services that pose an unacceptable risk to US national security.
Today Kaspersky Lab also announced the suspension of the reward program for detected errors due to the refusal of the HackerOne platform from cooperation.
Earlier, on March 24, four Russian citizens were charged with involvement in large-scale cyber attacks against the global energy system in the period from 2012 to 2018.