Moscow-based Kaspersky makes anti-virus software for computers
In this photo taken Monday, May 22, 2017, a Best Buy sign is shown at a store in Hialeah, Florida. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz), photo: AP/Alan Díaz
13 of September 2017 19:31:13
NEW YORK – Best Buy said it will no longer sell software made by the Russian company Kaspersky Labs.Moscow-based Kaspersky makes anti-virus software for computers. On Wednesday, the U.S. government banned federal agencies from using it over concerns about the company's ties to the Kremlin and Russian spy operatives. Kaspersky has denied any unethical ties with Russia or any government.Best Buy Co. declined to give details about why it dropped Kaspersky products, saying that it doesn't comment on contracts with specific vendors. The Minneapolis Star Tribune first reported that Best Buy would stop selling Kaspersky software.Kaspersky said Wednesday its products were sold at Best Buy for a decade and that the relationship may be re-evaluated.