back to article Russia throws founder of infosec biz Group-IB in the clink for treason

A Russian court has sentenced Ilya Sachkov, the founder of security research house Group-IB, to 14 years in a maximum-security prison after finding the executive guilty of high treason. Sachkov, who has been in detention since his arrest in September 2021, was also fined 500,000 rubles (about $5,550). His trial was held behind …

  1. Clausewitz4.0 Bronze badge
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    Real Political School

    In the real world political school, there are lessons to be learned from this:

    1/ Do not collaborate with the FBI or Europol, if you are not in North-America or European soil. Outside USA or Europe, FBI/Europol only have its name and reputation, but zero power

    2/ Do not mess with local military operations, sending their information abroad. Those people are paid to kill people. And in this case, they can do so legally

    3/ Some heads are too expensive to be taken

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Real Political School

      Not sure why you are being downvoted so much - there seems to be a lot of govbots who want the gentle and loving jackboot of Big Brother on their necks.

      I think that even with in North Armerica and Europe there is a lot of good reason not to collaborate with the FBI or Europol. They seems to have blotted their copybooks of late, e.g. "accidently" wiretapping hundreds of thousands of US citizens.

      1. FlamingDeath Silver badge

        Re: Real Political School

        I wouldn’t pay too much attention to the background radiation of internet discourse allegedly made by a single human

        Oh noes a comment has lots of up/down votes, what does it mean?? It means absolutely fuck all, it just means maybe some people clicked a button or maybe some software did it, we will never know.

        Astroturfing is a very real and very active phenomenon that is happening all around us. Spotting it is tricky.

        When 2 buildings collapse symmetrically and at free fall speed breaking all known fundamental laws of physics, you know, you just fucking know, that most people are braindead idiots and its not worth getting involved.

  2. Kevin McMurtrie Silver badge

    OK, Russia. Tell us you're committing cyber warfare without saying you're committing cyber warfare.

    A treason sentence for researching cyber attacks originating in Russia. Good one!

    1. FlamingDeath Silver badge

      If you think Russia are the only country on the planet who are absolute arseholes and the only one’s capable of doing stupid shit, you should look closer to home

  3. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    "even by Russian standards"

    It's Russia (okay, the Soviet Union) that has set the standards on unreasonably rushed trials.

    If even they are saying that the trial was unreasonably rushed, then that has to be a new world record.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Don't mess with the Mafia

    Russian mafia/gov, US mafia/gov, ?/?

    Whistle blowers, people fighting organized corruption - are fools - we appreciate them, but fools none the less for not knowing what will happen to them.

    Better to become a batman, or just hide than be a fool and lose your freedom/life.

  5. FlamingDeath Silver badge

    This guy calls that guy a baddie

    That guy calls this guy a baddie

    The News

  6. chuckufarley Silver badge

    What ever you do...

    ...Don't seek the truth when you live in a dictatorship.

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