Kaspersky Independent of any Government?
A highly successful Russian company that is immune to Putin's control? Seriously?
And the problem with ANY comment that is favorable to Kaspersky is that it could be Russians paid to back whatever Putin wants people to think. To paraphrase a famous quote: "on the internet no one can tell you are a dog (or a Russian (or Chinese) for that matter)". The problem with Russian (and Chinese) successes in cyber warfare against the West is that it brings doubt to EVERYTHING anyone says on the internet. Those using the internet can be divided into two camps; those who take what they read online at face value and those who now doubt the validity of anything they read. If the internet is a world group mind, at this stage, Russians (and other parties waging cyber warfare) are driving that group mind crazy.