Russia arrests a manager of cyber-security firm Kaspersky Lab
Reuters, Jan 25 2017
MOSCOW – Russia has arrested a senior manager at a leading cyber-security firm, the company said on Wednesday, after a newspaper reported his department has worked closely with the FSB for several years. The Kaspersky Lab company gave no information about the accusations against Ruslan Stoyanov, the head of its computer incidents investigation team. It said in a statement emailed to Reuters:
(Stolyanov) is under investigation for a period predating his employment at Kaspersky Lab. We do not possess details of the investigation. The work of Kaspersky Lab’s Computer Incidents Investigation Team is unaffected by these developments.
Kommersant reported earlier on Wednesday that the arrest took place in December, and that Kaspersky’s computer incidents investigation team has been cooperating with the FSB since 2013 in analysing cyber-crime cases and offering expertise in criminal cases concerning cyber-security.