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Russian cybersecurity expert charged with treason for sharing 'secrets' with US firms
27 February 2017, 3:35 pm

Remember when Ruslan Stoyanov, a top cybercrime investigator for Kaspersky Lab, was arrested and charged with treason? It is now being reported that the treason charges were for allegedly passing state secrets to Verisign and other US companies.

An unnamed source told Reuters that the accusations of treason were first made in 2010 by Russian businessman and founder of the online payment firm ChronoPay, Pavel Vrublevsky. The December 2016 arrests of Stoyanov and two FSB officers, Sergei Mikhailov and Dmitry Dokuchayev, were in response to those 2010 claims that the men had passed secrets on to American companies.

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