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Russian cybersecurity firm boss arrested on ‘high treason’ charges in secret police raid after allegedly spying for foreign nation

The founder and CEO of Russia’s Group-IB digital security firm has been detained by authorities and charged with high treason, reportedly for passing on secret information to foreign spies in yet another cloak and dagger drama.
On Wednesday, a Moscow court ordered that Ilya Sachkov can be detained in custody for two months while prosecutors prepare a case against him. Details related to the arrest of the 35-year-old entrepreneur are classified, with the court saying only that he has been held over allegations of high treason.

However, an anonymous security source told TASS that Sachkov is suspected of passing on secret information to foreign intelligence services. The tech firm chief is said to have denied all the accusations.

Group-IB is a cybersecurity startup launched by Sachkov back in 2003 when he was just 17. The company landed him a spot on Forbes magazine’s ‘30 under 30’ list of high-tech entrepreneurs in 2016. The company provides cybersecurity and copyright protection solutions worldwide, and is understood to have secured several contracts with the Russian state.

The firm acknowledged the arrest of its founder, confirming that law enforcement raided its Moscow office a day before. Leadership of the company has been temporarily transferred to its co-founder, Dmitry Volkov, Group-IB said in a statement.

“All the employees are confident in their boss’ innocence and honest business reputation,” the company added.

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