The head of the Group-IB arrested, searches were carried out in the company’s office

Group-IB head arrested

Today, September 29, 2021, the media reported that yesterday the founder and head of the Russian Internet security company Group-IB, Ilya Sachkov, was arrested for two months on suspicion of treason.

A little later, Anastasia Romanova, press secretary of the Lefortovo court in Moscow, confirmed this information:

With regard to Ilya Konstantinovich Sachkov, suspected of committing a crime under section 275 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, a preventive measure was chosen in the form of detention for a period of 60 days, that is, until November 27, 2021.

It must be said that the punishment under this section provides for up to 20 years in prison. Currently, Sachkov is in jail, and it is only known that the materials of the criminal case are classified.

Russian President’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov has already commented on Sachkov’s arrest, saying that events have nothing to do with the business and investment climate:

This has nothing to do with the business and investment climate in our country, you see that the accusations are not related to the economy, but related to treason.said Peskov, but stressed that the Kremlin does not have the details.

According to RTVI, on the night of September 29, FSB officers conducted a search at the Moscow headquarters of Group-IB, and this information has already been confirmed by company representatives. Journalists who arrived at the company’s office on Sharikopodshipnikovskaya Street found that at the entrance to the building, there was a passenger bus and a minivan with tinted windows and turned-on position lamps.

A man in civilian clothes was dragging things from the office to the bus, and at the entrance of the building, the correspondents were greeted by two armed men in tactical clothes and masks on their faces. They told reporters that they would not be allowed inside and would not comment on what was happening in the office.says RTVI.

According to TASS and their own sources in the power structures, Sachkov does not admit guilt in high treason and also does not admit that he collaborated with the intelligence services of foreign states.

Group IB has already released an official statement on what is happening. In particular, it is reported that the second founder of Group-IB Dmitry Volkov will temporarily take over the management of the company.

At the moment, the lawyers of Group-IB, one of the leading developers of solutions for detecting and preventing cyberattacks, detecting fraud, researching high-tech crimes and protecting intellectual property on the network, are studying the ruling of the Lefortovo District Court of Moscow dated 09/28/2021 in relation to the founder and general Director of Group-IB Ilya Sachkov.

Employees are confident in their manager’s innocence and honest business reputation.

All divisions of Group IB are operating normally. The company would like to thank customers, partners and journalists for their support.reads the official press release.

Let me remind you that I also talked about the fact that the FBI and NSA release a statement about attacks by Russian hackers.

By Vladimir Krasnogolovy

Vladimir is a technical specialist who loves giving qualified advices and tips on GridinSoft's products. He's available 24/7 to assist you in any question regarding internet security.

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