Barclays stopped offering Kaspersky

Posted: Tuesday, 19 December 2017 @ 09:45

290,000 online banking customers have been contacted regarding the decision which is due to a matter of national security.

Government departments have been warned not to use software from Russian companies by cyber-security chiefs in the UK. All government departments in the UK have been notified that the Russian security software could be exploited by the Kremlin. But companies and members of the public should not stop using Kaspersky products, officials have advised.

Barclays will no longer be offering the product for free, but have also stated that users with the product already installed need not take any action. Those that have been contacted by Barclays have downloaded Kaspersky in the last 10 years as part of a 1-year free trial which the bank offers.

This decision was reached and made public earlier this month.

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