The treason charges that were brought against of a top cybersecurity expert from Kaspersky Laband two Russian state security officers in December is reportedly linked to allegations made in 2010 by a Russian businessman Pavel Vrublevsky. According to sources familiar with the matter and Vrublevsky, who is the founder of an online payments firm ChronoPay, the arrests of Kaspersky Lab heads of incidents investigation team Ruslan Stoyanov and Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) officials Sergei Mikhailov and Dmitry Dokuchayev relate to allegations of the suspects having passed on state secrets to US firm Verisign, as well as to other unnamed US companies. The firms in turn, are believed to have shared the information with US intelligence agencies, Reuters reported.
ORIGINAL SOURCE: International Business Times
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