Kaspersky Investigations Director Arrested by Russian Police

The largest Russian cybersecurity company has confirmed that one of its top managers was arrested in December.

The company confirmed a report published Wednesday by the newspaper Kommersant that the head of its computer incidents investigations unit, Ruslan Stoyanov, was arrested last month along with a senior official of the Federal Security Service (FSB), Russia’s main security agency.

The newspaper reported that both men face treason charges.

Kaspersky spokeswoman Maria Shirokova said in a statement that Stoyanov’s arrest had nothing to do with the company and its operations.

U.S. intelligence has accused Russia of intervening in last year’s presidential election in the United States through a hacker attack, with the aim of harming Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton and helping the winner, President Donald Trump.

Russia has denied the accusations.


Pesach “Pace” Lattin is the original hacker. At 10 years old he took his parents original 8088 XT computer and took it apart and was told that he had to put it together. It took him a few days to figure it out, but within a year he was building computers himself. He also spent much of his time selling computer game copies to his friends at school – making a nice little profit.

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