Kaspersky Laboratory confirmed the arrest of Ruslan Stoyanov, head of the Investigations of Computer Incidents Department. The company’s press office told Russia Today that the arrest is not related to the company’s activities because Stoyanov was not a company employee when the criminal case was launched.…
Stoyanov was arrested in December, as was Sergei Mikhailov, the deputy head of the FSB's Information Security Center. Both men face charges of treason, reported Kommersant, citing a source in the FSB.
The FSB is looking into the center's relations with private companies that collaborated with the division of cyber crime investigations. There are accusations that the center's employees received money from foreign organizations.
Mikhailov was one of the center's key employees who "basically curated the country’s entire Internet business," reported Kommersant.
Looks like more results of Putin's anti-corruption drive.
The arrest was announced previously but this is the first explanation.
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