According to the American portal Wired in a big article about Eugene Kaspersky, entitled "Russia's Top Cyber Sleuth Foils US Spies, Helps Kremlin Pals", the Russian antivirus company Kaspersky Lab that uses antivirus software which destroys third-party viruses and secretly installs its own, coming from the KGB, has been recruited by the KGB to fight against the White Revolution.
Recently, there was a gathering between the Putin's pet dog Medvedev and Kaspersky (see the video) in the office of Kaspersky Lab. During the meeting, Kaspersky received from the Russian government an important task - to suppress the Russian White Revolution on the Internet.
The portal writes:
"Kaspersky can't stand social networks like Facebook or its Russian competitor, VK, formerly known as VKontakte (this is also an affiliate of the KGB, as it demands cell phone numbers for the registration, which allows KGB to identify immediately the user and automatically discloses to the KGB all the data on the user; almost all political persecutions of cyber thought criminals in Russia by the KGB are carried out on users of the social network VKontakte - KC).
"People can manipulate others with the fake information (which is the prerogative of the KGB only - KC)", Kaspersky says, "and it's not possible to find who they are. It's a place for very dangerous action".
Especially dangerous, he says, is the role of social networks in fueling protest movements from Tripoli to Moscow, where blogger Alexei Navalny has emerged as perhaps the most important dissident leader and sites like VK and LiveJournal (this is also an affiliate of the KGB as it bans "forever" Western users for the calls "Kill Putin!" - KC) have helped bring tens of thousands of people into the streets.
Kaspersky sees these developments as part of a disinformation campaign by antigovernment forces to "manipulate crowds and change public opinion (from the KGB one to human - KC)".
Nikolai Patrushev-the former FSB chief who now serves as Putin's top security adviser-makes a nearly identical case.
In June he told a reporter that outside forces on the Internet are constantly creating tensions within Russian society. "Foreign sites are spreading political speculation, calls to unauthorized protests", he says.
Russia's government and its most famous technology entrepreneur Kaspersky have long had each other's backs, cooperating on cyber crime investigations (that is that they jointly participate e.g. in DDoS attacks against the Kavkaz Center - KC) and supporting each other's political agendas", wants the portal Wired.
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