The Founder and CEO of the Group-IB Company Ilya Sachkov was Arrested on Suspicion of Treason
OREANDA-NEWS. The founder and CEO of the well-known IT-company Group-IB, 35-year-old Ilya Sachkov, was arrested on suspicion of treason. His office was searched yesterday. This was reported in the press service of the Lefortovo district court on Wednesday, September 29.
Ilya Sachkov was included in the list of the brightest entrepreneurs under 30 in the world according to Forbes. He is an associate professor of the Department of Information Security at Bauman Moscow State Technical University, a member of various expert committees of the State Duma and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the field of cybercrime.
Sachkov was arrested in Moscow for two months. What is the essence of the charge, the court did not specify. Official comments from the TFR or the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia have also not yet been received.
Group-IB is one of the largest developers of solutions for preventing cyber attacks and fraud cases in the Network. According to the article on treason, Sachkov faces up to 20 years in prison.