In March, IT security firm Kaspersky Lab said it had uncovered evidence of a cyber attack on a data security firm based in Vermont, Switzerland.
But it was only after the story was published in The Times that the firm’s CEO, Alexander Zemlianichenko, acknowledged the existence of the attack.
“It’s a bit of an mystery to us,” he said.
“There’s nothing we can do about it.”
The Vermont firm’s owner, the company’s CEO Alexander Zems, said it was not the first time the firm had had to deal with a cyberattack.
“This attack happened on May 12,” Zems said in a statement.
The Kaspersksy Lab statement said the firm would conduct an internal review of its operations and would work with the company to improve its security measures. “
Our main concern is for our employees, as well as for our customers.”
The Kaspersksy Lab statement said the firm would conduct an internal review of its operations and would work with the company to improve its security measures.
It added that Kasperski’s data protection department would also conduct a security audit.
Kasperskoi’s statement did not explain why its customers had been targeted.
The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Kompass, a data protection firm based near Vermont that employs more than 200 people, was founded in 2011 and is known for its data protection products and services.
The firm has been one of the largest data protection companies in the world.
In its statement, Kompas said it would investigate the Kasperssky attack.
But the firm said the cyberattack had happened in May, and the company had not received any reports of a similar incident in the last three months.
“The incident did not have any impact on Kompasses operations or operations of our customers,” the statement said.
Kommissar, a security consultancy based in the city of Bratislava, said the incident could have been an act of sabotage.
“If they had just attacked the Vermont office, they wouldn’t have needed Kompess to do the job,” Kommessar said.