The Middletown Press (Middletown, CT)

Russia arrests cybersecur­ity executive

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Russian authoritie­s have arrested an executive of a top cybersecur­ity company on the charges of high treason, a move that has sent shock waves through Russia’s business community. A court in Moscow on Wednesday announced a ruling to place Ilya Sachkov, founder and CEO of the Group-IB, one of the leading cybersecur­ity companies in Russia, in custody for two months pending investigat­ion and trial. Case files have been classified, as is typical with treason cases in Russia. The company insisted on Sachkov’s innocence. Russian business ombudsman Boris Titov demanded that the investigat­ors “explain themselves,” otherwise “a critical blow will be delivered to the sector and its investment appeal.”

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