WSJ claims created by the Russian company, which after installation, regularly scans the files of the computers and look for viruses and other malware, also searched for terms such as "top secret", which could be written on classified government documents as well as code names of government programs USA".
"It is not clear how many government computers or employees were targeted FOR "virus" and whether stolen secret government files", — the publication cites "Interfax".
The WSJ sources say that testing programs "Kaspersky Lab" took several months, during which intelligence agencies studied the software and even set up experiments in controlled conditions". "These experiments convinced the officials that the "virus" was used for the detection of sensitive information," — says the publication.
Earlier Wednesday, "Kaspersky Lab" has denied access to secret data by using the company's products, as they do not have such technical capabilities. "Kaspersky lab" has never helped and will not help any government in the world engaged in cyber espionage. Contrary to some publications that spread the wrong information, the company's products do not contain any undeclared capabilities, such as backdoors," according to the press service of the company.
Previously, the company's founder Eugene Kaspersky said that he is ready to give the Americans the source code of their products and was willing to speak before Congress. US lawmakers postponed a meeting with him for an indefinite period.
America is no virus
In March 2015, Bloomberg published an article, which implies that with 2012 when the company of the virus with the Russian special services has increased dramatically, and in key managerial posts in the "Lab" came "people, with close ties to the Russian military or intelligence agencies".
The company's founder Eugene Kaspersky in an interview with the AP in early July of 2017 admitted that among the employees of his company are former employees of the Russian intelligence, mainly in the sales Department "because of their relations with the public sector".
By this time the company already had a serious problem in the United States: administration trump exclude "Kaspersky Lab" of the two lists of approved counterparties used in government procurement, on the background of doubt about the fact that the popular Russian anti-virus can be used by the Kremlin to access.
In mid-September, the Department of homeland security (DHS), the United States agreed that the products "Kaspersky Lab" is a threat to national security. The Agency gave officials 30 days to identify any use of or presence ON the Russian computer systems and 60 days for developing a plan for its removal.