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[Slashdot] - Russian Authorities Arrest Cybersecurity Giant Group-IB's CEO on Treason Charges


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Russian authorities have arrested and detained Ilya Sachkov, the co-founder and chief executive of Group-IB -- one of the biggest cybersecurity companies in the country -- on charges of treason. From a report: Details about Sachkov's detention remain unclear but it was reported by Russian media as authorities searched the company's offices, reports Reuters. State news agency Tass said Sachkov, who was arrested on Tuesday, was charged with allegedly transferring classified information to an unnamed foreign government, claims that Sachkov denied, according to the report. Group-IB confirmed the arrest of its CEO, but a spokesperson for Group-IB did not comment beyond a statement on the company's website, which said the company is examining the Moscow court's decision and that it is "confident" in Sachkov's innocence. Sachkov, 35, founded Group-IB in 2003. The company, now headquartered in Singapore, helps companies and governments investigate cyberattacks and online fraud, and has customers ranging from Interpol to Russian banks and defense companies.

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