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Facebook is one of the latest companies to use Kaspersky Lab’s anti-virus services to protect its users from malicious software. Cryptologist Eugene Kaspersky, 50, founded the cybersecurity firm 18 years ago in Moscow, where it is still based, and in 2007 registered its holding company in London to help with expansion plans. It now has offices in 31 countries and in February launched an initiative to mentor new security start-ups.

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Company details
CompanyKaspersky Lab
ActivityInternet security software
Sales £m417.9
Operating profit £m31.0
Main shareholders

Management, including Eugene Kaspersky (100%)


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