Kaspersky security researcher arrested in Russia

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Kaspersky safety researcher arrested in Russia

Ruslan Stoyanov's biographyPicture copyright Kaspersky Labs
Picture caption Mr Stoyanov labored on breaches and cybercrime teams at Kaspersky Labs

A cybersecurity researcher working for anti-virus agency Kaspersky Lab in Russia has been arrested.

Ruslan Stoyanov, a member of Kasperksy's investigations workforce, was arrested in December however information of his apprehension has solely simply surfaced.

He was arrested as a part of an investigation into funds he allegedly acquired from overseas companies.

At Kaspersky, Mr Stoyanov helped look into hack assaults and breaches at Russian corporations.

In a press release, Kaspkersy Lab stated the arrest had nothing to do together with his work for the safety agency.

"Ruslan Stoyanov is beneath investigation for a interval predating his employment at Kaspersky Lab," stated the corporate in a press release. Mr Stoyanov joined Kaspersky in 2012.

It added: "We don't possess particulars of the investigation."

Previous to working for Kaspersky, Mr Stoyanov was employed at different safety companies. From 2000 to 2006 he was a serious within the Russian Ministry of Inside's Moscow cybercrime unit.

Details about the explanations for the arrest are scant, however one Russian newspaper linked it to a probe into Sergei Mikhailov - a senior official at Russia's FSB intelligence service.

Forbes reported that Mr Stoyanov has been arrested beneath Article 275 of Russia's felony code which lets prosecutors cost individuals for treason for "offering monetary, technical, advisory, or different help" to different nations or non-Russian organisations seen as hostile.

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