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:
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:
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.
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.
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.