Ever read a story that just makes you scrunch up your face and go “huh”?
Kaspersky Labs has a cozy relationship with MANY governments, cybersecurity organizations, and with the Russian government.
So when I see a senior Russian government official posting this on his Facebook page, I go “huh?”
The write-up is almost plain vanilla, the implication is that a senior FSB department head is implicated. Which means Russia is inferring someone in the West, meaning the US or the UK.
But news in Russia about Russians is never as it seems.
I expect Stoyanov to turn States evidence against the FSB head, on treason charges, and the US or the UK will be blamed for forcing him to give up evidence blaming Russia, of course falsely.
Which means Stoyanov and the FSB head were supplying information to the West, implicating someone very senior in the Russian government. Most likely revealing Russian offensive cyber activities. Malware or hacking. Russian lies are never very good and never far from the truth.
Ruslan Stoyanov, head of computer incidents investigation at Kaspersky Lab, was arrested over treason charges, Russian media reported on Wednesday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Stoyanov is said to have actively cooperated with the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) and his arrest may be linked to arrest of one of the FSB department heads, the Kommersant newspaper reported citing a source close to FSB.
Both Stoyanov and the FSB employee were arrested in December. Details of the case remain unknown.
Kaspersky Lab confirmed Stoyanov’s arrest but pointed out that the investigation was being carried out against him as a private person with the company not being involved in the criminal case.
The Kaspersky Lab cybersecurity and anti-virus provider, founded in 1997 in Moscow, operates in almost 200 countries and territories worldwide, and its products and technologies are used by over 300 million users. The company has a specially focus on large enterprises, and small and medium-sized businesses.