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Russia arrests director of cybersecurity company on suspicion of treason


According to Russia’s TASS news agency, on September 29, security services arrested Ilya Sachkov, CEO of Russian cybersecurity company Group IB, on suspicion of transferring information to agencies. foreign intelligence.

A Moscow court earlier on the same day announced that Russian authorities had arrested Mr. Sachkov on suspicion of treason and would hold him for two months.

Ilya Sachkov, CEO of Russian cybersecurity company Group IB. Photo: TASS

Security agents searched Group IB’s offices in Moscow. Currently, all activities of the company are still taking place normally and Group IB ensures that all customer data is secure.

Group IB is one of Russia’s leading cybersecurity companies focused on investigating high-tech crimes and cyber fraud. The company’s customers are banks, energy companies, technology companies…

According to Russian law, for treason, the convicted person can receive a prison sentence of up to 20 years.

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