Eugene Kaspersky, co-founder and Executive Director of the Moscow antivirus firm Kaspersky Lab said Thursday that he has accepted an invitation to testify to us lawmakers in late September. About it reports Reuters.
The Commission invited the Kaspersky 27 September to testify in the U.S. Congress. Were also invited cyber-experts from the United States and the private sector.
“I have repeatedly offered to meet with government officials to testify before the U.S. Congress, to provide the source code of the company for the official audit and to discuss any other ways that can help you solve any questions that the US government has to Kaspersky Lab. All that is required, I’ll do it,” wrote Kaspersky in his commentary published in Forbes on Thursday.
It is reported that the appearance before Congress is the biggest attempt of the virus to resolve long-standing accusations that his firm can conduct espionage in favor of the Kremlin. It is noted that he will need to obtain expedited U.S. visa.
It is also said that US intelligence agencies came to the conclusion that the President of Russia Vladimir Putin last year ordered a multidisciplinary digital operation to assist in the effort to help Donald Trump win the election of 2016.
In addition, it is reported that in July, he told NBC News that currently does not visit the US because “worried about some unexpected problems,” if he will arrive. A source familiar with the situation, said he was not in the United States in the spring of 2015.
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