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U.S. institutes ban on Russia software

Agencies warned of cyber-espionage

By Ellen Nakashima and Jack Gillum The Washington Post

This article was originally published September 14, 2017 at 4:03 a.m. Updated September 14, 2017 at 4:03 a.m.

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Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke speaks at FEMA headquarters in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, to give an update on federal government support in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

FILE - In this July 1, 2017, file photo, Eugene Kaspersky, Russian antivirus programs developer and chief executive of Russia's Kaspersky Lab, poses f...

The U.S. government Wednesday banned federal agencies from using a Russian brand of security software over concerns that the company has ties to state-sponsored cyber-espionage activities, U.S. officials said.

FILE - In this July 1, 2017, file photo, Eugene Kaspersky, Russian antivirus programs developer and chief executive of Russia's Kaspersky Lab, poses f...

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