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UK not affected by US hack, says Kaspersky

Warwick Ashford

The Kaspersky IT security firm says the weekend hacking of its US website that exposed a database of customers does not affect the UK.

"The US website infrastructure is hosted and operated independently therefore, the breach was confined to the US only," Kaspersky said in a statement.

A vulnerability was detected on a subsection of the usa.kaspersky.com domain when a hacker attempted an attack on the site at the weekend, but immediate action had been taken to eliminate the risk, the statement said.

According to the company the weekend attack was not intended to be malicious and no data was exploited.

A posting on Hackers Blog said a hacker had been able to access Kaspersky's databases, but a later posting said the attack was aimed at highlighting the site's security vulnerability.


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