That's a ridiculous scaremongering article.The NSA was upset when Kaspersky uncovered the equation group and files found on a government employees computer with NSA hack tools..
I don’t find safetydetectives to be a very reliable source for information. They are passing on FUD from a government decision on their product (that was based on a mistake by the user who was in possession of classified information). The Russians don’t care about your personal data anyway, even if they were spying. Also, this site rates products highly that have historically poor malware detection rates. I wouldn’t put much stock in what they say.
That's Kaspersky's bashing !
The NSA said they have evidence from Israeli intelligence, but how much time has passed, and evidence has not been provided. Although if there were such evidence, they could have provided it immediately and Kaspersky could not have answered anything. They could at one moment destroy the reputation of Kaspersky. Although I read an interesting article yesterday saying that this cannot be ruled out, given the current political regime in Russia. Are you either with the regime or against, then such companies do not work there for long...
Government agencies and their employees often trust the deep-scanning skills of security software like Kaspersky to keep files safe. Is that trust misplaced?the-parallax.com
Nope they couldn't, but they and their allies ( GCHQ etc ) for sure did their best. If one followed the news stream from day one and did a tiny bit of backtrack re-search, this was way too obvious.They could at one moment destroy the reputation of Kaspersky.
September 19, 2019: Kaspersky has finalized its revenue audit for 2018, with a final result of $705 million USD for the year. This final number differs from the previously announced unaudited IFRS revenue due to end of the year foreign exchange adjustments.
* figures are rounded for easier reading. Growth was 4%, Revenue 725.6 million.