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Russia Arrests Top Kaspersky Lab Security Researcher On Charges of Treason (bleepingcomputer.com) 84

An anonymous reader quotes a report from BleepingComputer: Russian authorities arrested Ruslan Stoyanov, one of Kaspersky Lab's top-ranked security researchers, under article 275 of the Russian criminal code, which refers to treason. According to Russian newspaper Kommersant, who broke the story today, Stoyanov was arrested in December, together with the head of the Russian Secret Service (FSB) information security department Sergei Mikhailov. In a statement released today by Kaspersky Lab, the company says that Stoyanov was arrested based on activities he partook in before joining the company. Details regarding the investigation are murky, but according to the Russian newspaper who quotes anonymous sources, Stoyanov was involved in facilitating the transfer of funds from foreign companies to Mikhailov's accounts. According to Stoyanov's LinkedIn account, before serving as Head of the Computer Incidents Investigation Team at Kaspersky, he worked as Deputy Director for a company called Indrik, but also as a Major in the Ministry of Interior's Cyber Crime Unit.
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Russia Arrests Top Kaspersky Lab Security Researcher On Charges of Treason

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  • The Pograms begin again!

    We'll Putin a good word fr them here as well.

    • by Anonymous Coward

      Ah. His pogramming must've had a leak.

      • by Anonymous Coward

        Good pogrammers know how to manage their system resources, after all...

        • Good pogrammers know how to manage their system resources, after all...

          And if they make a mistake, it will be a pogramattic error.

  • This is an example of the growing problem of government security agencies contracting out services to corporations. Those corporations will always use those associations between individuals built by the contact associated with those contracts to specifically and on purpose corrupt those government officials and agents they work with to serve the short term interests of the corporations and especially the executive teams of those corporations, regardless of the short, medium or long term interests of the cou

  • From the article looks like he may have helped 'laundered' money for someone, maybe a rival of Putin ? Wonder how much easier/harder laundering in Russia will become in today's climate ?

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