It's on Wikipedia clear and plain, so no I don't think it's a matter of hiding where they are from. It's more a matter of Kaspersky being multinational now (they have offices all over the world), rather than just appealing to a certain country's market. If you really wanted to know where they were from, you could search it in Google and it will tell you pretty clearly. You can do this with most of the big security companies and google will tell you.
IMO, you shouldn't judge software by where it's from, judge it by how good it works for you and how secure the program is. All countries have servers which distribute malware, and the US is actually the country which has the most C&C servers by a large amount it's been found (http://threatpost.com/malware-cc-servers-found-in-184-countries and http://www.trendmicro.com/us/security-intelligence/current-threat-activity/malicious-top-ten/ - they are a year old, but unlikely to have changed much those lists).
Absolutely no disrespect is intended in this reply, but you indicated, "It's on Wikipedia clear and plain..."
I'm not trying to open a bag of worms here, but like I've said on another site, Wikipedia can't be trusted, it's that plain and simple.
When a USA Presidential hopeful during the last USA Presidential campaign messed up about Paul Revere, her followers went in and altered the entry for Paul Revere, although what they changed it to is historically wrong. I then showed by a video, that anyone can create an account, then immediately make changes to entries.
After the debacle above, Wikipedia did lock down some entries, but most entries can still be changed. This is proven by the statements in their tutorial area that states:
1. "Wikipedia is a collaboratively edited encyclopedia to which you can contribute".
2. "With the exception of a few protected pages, every page has an "Edit " tab which lets you edit the page you are looking at. This feature allows you to make corrections and add facts to articles".
I've looked up sites on Wikipedia before, and the entries said that it was from country "X", when in fact it was country "Y". This is because people that made the entries were too lazy to research things. Most likely they used programs like Flagfox (a firefox extension), that displays the server location. But if they would do a WHOIS, they would have seen the pwner as in another country. It's like recently a site I was looking at:
1. The site said they were in FL.
2. The phone was in NY.
3. The WHOIS proved the owner was in RU.
4. The server was in another location.
Wikipedia might be OK to start with, but research, research, research is needed. People shouldn't rely on just one site, especially when the site is proven to be unrealiable (people can edit the pages, with no proof of their background and knowledge on the subject matter). The problem is that a lot of people take Wikipedia as the be all that ends all as an authority, when anyone can edit most pages, and you don't know who really edited it.
As for me using the list of "bad countries":
1. Most of the countries, when I tried to downloaded program, my antivirus program flagged with being infected and blocked them.
2. Most of the countries, the site was flagged by programs like Malwarebytes as known bad, when going to them.
3. The remaining countries are a precautionary method.
My "bad countries" list is a personal security issue, just like not allowing visitors on our home network when our computers are up and online. Both of these things work for me, and its going to stay that way. My system hasn't been infected or hacked in about 19 years, any my wife's since 2000, when we got back together, so my methods work.
As for your comment of "...and the US is actually the country which has the most C&C servers by a large amount it's been found", keep this in mind. Like the example I gave above, you'll have people, companies, etc that will get hosting in the USA, and because of that, the stats for the USA will be unfairly inflated, as being the "bad country".
Please remember, that if I think I want to get program "X", "Y", or "Z", I always do a WHOIS, and if the owner is in one of the countries on my list, then I don't use the program, even if the server is USA based. If I can't determine the owner's location, then I presume that they are on the list. I don't rely just on a WHOIS, I also use sites like BUSINESSWEEK to help verify the informaton on sites, when they appear to be in one of the countries on my list.
Like I said above, "My system hasn't been infected or hacked in about 19 years, any my wife's since 2000, when we got back together; so my methods work".
Have a great day!