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On Tuesday, Christopher Krebs, a senior cyber security official at the Department of Homeland Security, told reporters that almost all government agencies had fully removed Kaspersky products from their networks in compliance with the September order.

The ban on Kaspersky Lab products signals growing tensions between Russia and the USA and its key allies over fears that the company has ties to Russian intelligence and that its prducts could be used for espionage. From his cell, he posted documents related to his case. "This law is long overdue", said Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen, who led calls in Congress to scrub the software from government computers.

"Considering the grave risk that Kaspersky Lab poses to our national security, it's necessary that the current directive to remove Kaspersky Lab software from government computers be". She added that the company's software represented a "grave risk" to US national security.

The security firm has been under fire over the past year after it was accused of working with Russian intelligence.

Kaspersky has repeatedly denied any links to the Kremlin and had even offered its source code for inspection.

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"All software, including various products more widely deployed in government networks than Kaspersky Lab software, can have vulnerabilities exploited by a malicious cyber actor", said a Kaspersky Lab spokesperson.

US officials have said that step, while welcomed, would not be sufficient.

According to new research from Kaspersky Lab, 35% of businesses said they are unsure if certain pieces of corporate information are stored on company servers or cloud providers.

Last week Kasperksy announced plans to close its Washington office but open offices in Chicago, Los Angeles and Toronto, Bloomberg News reported.

The distrust - at least publicly - that the United States shows for Russian Federation is well-known.

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