Kaspersky Founder Says He Would Leave Russia If Ever Asked To Spy

The founder of the Moscow-based anti-virus software company Kaspersky Lab said Tuesday he would quit Russia if its intelligence agencies ever asked his company to spy for it, Reuters reports. CEO Eugene Kaspersky said accusations his software had been used by Russian spies to steal American secrets had caused the company’s revenue to decline in North America, but said it was still growing in other parts of the world. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has banned government agencies from using Kaspersky Lab software, after concluding that the company’s anti-virus software had been used to copy sensitive files with American secrets. The company and founder Kaspersky have strongly denied…