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Kaspersky admits taking inactive files in pursuit of hackers

Move is sharp departure from industry practice; could increase suspicions firm has ties with Russian intelligence

Mr Kaspersky has defended the broader practice of taking inert files from machines of people that the company believes to be hackers as part of a broader mission to help fight cyber crime.

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EUGENE Kaspersky said that his company's widely used antivirus software has copied files that did not threaten the personal computers (PCs) of those customers, a sharp departure from industry practice that could increase suspicions that the Moscow-based firm aids Russian...

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