A general view shows the headquarters of the anti-virus firm Kaspersky Lab in Moscow, Russia September 15, 2017. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s BSI federal cyber agency said on Wednesday it had no evidence to back media reports that Russian hackers used Kaspersky Lab antivirus software to spy on U.S. authorities.
“There are no plans to warn against the use of Kaspersky products since the BSI has no evidence for misconduct by the company or weaknesses in its software,” BSI said in an emailed response to questions about the latest media reports.
“The BSI has no indications at this time that the process occurred as described in the media.”
The New York Times reported on Tuesday that Israeli intelligence officials spying on Russian government hackers found they were using Kaspersky software as a sort of Google search to find sensitive data stored by U.S. government agencies and others.
It said the Russian operation also stole classified documents from a U.S. National Security Agency employee who had improperly stored …