I has become known that the top Manager of “Kaspersky Lab” Ruslan Stoyanov, head of the Department for the investigation of cybercrime, has been arrested and is closely cooperating with law enforcement. According to “Kommersant”, the arrest may be associated with the investigation in respect of one of the Deputy heads of the information security center (Tsib) of the FSB. In “Kaspersky Lab” claim that it has nothing to do with the company, but experts say that it can affect the relationship of the Internet business with the FSB.
The head of Department of investigation of computer incidents “Kaspersky Lab” Ruslan Stoyanov from December 2016 is under arrest in jail “Lefortovo”, said Kommersant’s source close to the FSB. In a press-service of “Kaspersky Lab” have confirmed the arrest, stressing that the investigation is not related to the company and “is in relation to a private person”.
At the same time in the same case and arrested the head of one of the divisions of CDC FSB Sergey Mikhailov, says Kommersant’s source. In the center of public relations, CDC and the Department of own safety (USB) the FSB did not respond to requests to “Kommersant”. To reach Sergei Mikhailov the number of his mobile failed. One of his friends confirms that the number is not available from Dec. The accounts in social networks and online messengers it is evident that Mr Stoyanov was last online December 4, Mr. Mikhailov — 5 Dec.
About problems in CDC, “b” told January 13 — according to unofficial information, your post could leave the head of Department Andrey Gerasimov. Interlocutors “” linked what is happening with the CSS of the FSB investigation against one of his deputies. According to them, among other things, checked the relationship of the CDC with private companies that have cooperated with the division in conducting examinations on cybercrime.
CSS is an investigation on suspicion of violating article 275 of the criminal code (“treason”), told “Kommersant” top-managers and owners of three IT companies and has confirmed a source close to the FSB, a former Federal official and the head of one of the industry associations in the field of communication. Two of them said that as part of the investigation verify information on the alleged receipt by the employee of CDC money from one of the foreign organizations by the mediation of employee of a certain Russian company in the field of information security.
The situation in CIB risk impact on the markets of cybersecurity and e-Commerce, the participants of which may have to rebuild a relationship with the state. Two source “b” familiar with Sergey Mikhailov, argue that it is one of the key members of the CDC that “in fact, in charge of all Internet business in the country.” “This man, in my opinion, largely informal sets policy entire sector of cyber security and Internet Commerce,” confirms longtime friend of Mr. Mikhailov, founder of the payment system Chronopay Pavel Vrublevsky.The impact of developments in the Tsib on the industry, he believes, can be assessed only after the appearance of official data from the FSB.
Sergei Mikhailov also participated in the work of public organizations. He, in particular, included in the cluster information security of the Russian Association for electronic communications. Coordinator of the cluster and Director of strategic projects of the research Institute Internet Irina Levova said “Kommersant” that at the last meeting of December 12, Mr. Mikhailov was not, even though he is always present. She calls him “very competent” person who “helps to achieve understanding between Internet companies and intelligence agencies”.
The Department of investigation of computer incidents “Kaspersky Lab” in 2013 collaborated with the FSB and MVD in the analysis of cybercrime and expert support of criminal cases in the field of cybersecurity. Ruslan Stoyanov until 2006 he worked in the Department of special technical actions of the Moscow police (“K”). Other employees of the Department also came from the Department “K”, as well as from the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, previously reported in the company. “Ruslan Stoyanov known as a man who knows how to build informal contacts.I think that “Kaspersky Lab” after this incident, will think about the need to distance themselves from law enforcement and to build a more formal relationship with the FSB,”— said the chief editor Agentura.ru Andrei Soldatov. The FSB, in his opinion, in any case will continue to actively cooperate with the company in the investigation of cyber crimes, as “nowhere to go “Kaspersky Lab” best expertise”.