Russian Cybersecurity Figures Convicted Of
Treason, Sentenced To Long Prison Terms
February 26, 2019
A Russian military court has convicted a
former Federal Security Service (FSB)
officer and an expert at the cybersecurity
company Kaspersky Lab of treason and handed
them long prison terms in a case that is
reportedly linked to the United States.
The Moscow regional military court on
February 26 convicted former FSB officer
Sergei Mikhailov and Ruslan Stoyanov, chief
of the computer incidents investigation team
at Kaspersky Lab, of passing secret
information to foreign intelligence
Mikhailov was sentenced to 22 years in
prison and Stoyanov to 14 years, Russian
news agencies reported.
media reports have said that investigators
accused the two of selling confidential
documents to the FBI.
Reports have said the documents were files
from a Russian investigation into the former
head of payment services company Chronopay,
Pavel Vrublevsky, who is accused in the
United States for alleged cybercrimes.
Mikhailov was arrested in December 2016 and
Stoyanov was detained in January 2017.
The Kremlin dismissed suggestions of links
between the case and alleged Russian
interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential
The trial was held behind closed doors.
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