Antivirus provider Kaspersky said it has designed its products to detect all malware, even if it’s sponsored by the National Security Agency or other government entities under programs espoused to target terrorists or other threats. “We have a very simple and straightforward policy as it relates to the detection of malware: We detect and remediate any malware attack, regardless of its origin or purpose,” officials with the Moscow-based company wrote in a statement issued Wednesday. “There is no such thing as ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ malware for us.” The officials went on to cite Kaspersky researchers’ track record in helping to uncover Flame and Gauss, two pieces of highly advanced, state-sponsored malware that infected thousands of computers, mostly in Iran and other Middle Eastern countries.

The officials also recounted their efforts to detect espionage malware that targets human rights advocates and political dissidents.     

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