Kaspersky said that he would abandon Russia before caving to Kremlin spies.
In a sharp rebuke to critics, Eugene Kaspersky, the founder of the cybersecurity company that bears his surname, said on Tuesday (28 November) that recent bad press around his firm was likely due to a co-ordinated campaign by US politicians, law enforcement and media.
And slamming allegations from the US, Kaspersky denounced suggestions that Russian intelligence agencies interfere with his company's suite of products, saying that he would take his company out of the country before caving in to the demands of Moscow's spy agencies.
The Russian CEO spoke out at Kaspersky Lab's London headquarters to a small pool of UK media, including IBTimes UK, giving a short presentation about what he believed could be behind suggestions his products could be used to spy on users.
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