29 September 2021

Group-IB confident in the innocence of Ilya Sachkov. Co-founder Dmitry Volkov to assume leadership of the company

At the moment, the lawyers of Group-IB, one of the leading solution providers dedicated to detecting and preventing cyberattacks, identifying online fraud, investigating high-tech crimes, and intellectual property protection, are examining the statement by Moscow’s Lefortovo court of September 28, 2021 with regard to Group-IB CEO and founder Ilya Sachkov.

Group-IB’s team is confident in the innocence of the company’s CEO and his business integrity.

Group-IB’s communications team refrains from commenting on the charges brought and the circumstances of the criminal case due to the ongoing procedural activities.

It is also reported that Group-IB co-founder Dmitry Volkov will assume the leadership of the company in the near future.

All of Group-IB’s divisions will continue operating as usual. Group-IB thanks its customers, partners and journalists for their support.

About Dmitry Volkov:

Head of Threat Intelligence team and CTO at Group-IB.

Dmitry is the mastermind behind most of Group-IB’s products. He is a graduate of the Russia’s leading engineering university the Moscow State Technical University of N.E. Bauman From day one, he has been a prominent voice leading Group-IB toward becoming the go-to expert in threat hunting and cyber intelligence. Ever since co-founding Group-IB in 2003, Dmitry Volkov plays a key role in the company’s technological development.

His team successfully conducted the first and later on the most complicated cyber investigations and DFIR engagements. They have helped identify and track most notorious threat actors.

Mr. Volkov is a recognized visionary leader. In 2015, he was listed by Business Insider as one of the top 7 professionals behind influential security companies. The forecasts made by Dmitry every year in his Hi-Tech Crime Trends report proved to be reliable. They serve as a valuable source of cyber threat insights for cybersecurity teams worldwide.

In 2013, Dmitry Volkov became a member of the UN Open-ended Intergovernmental Expert Group aimed at conducting a comprehensive study on the problem of global cybercrime. Since 2016 he is a member of the Europol EC3 Advisory Group on Internet Security.

Group-IB is one of the leading providers of solutions dedicated to detecting and preventing cyberattacks, identifying online fraud, investigation of high-tech crimes and intellectual property protection, headquartered in Singapore. The company’s threat intelligence and research centers are located in the Middle East (Dubai), the Asia-Pacific (Singapore), Europe (Amsterdam), and Russia (Moscow).

Group-IB’s Threat Intelligence & Attribution system has been named one of the best in class by Gartner, Forrester, and IDC. Group-IB’s Threat Hunting Framework (earlier known as TDS) intended for the proactive search and the protection against complex and previously unknown cyberthreats has been recognized as one of the leaders in Network Detection and Response by the leading European analyst agency KuppingerCole Analysts AG, while Group-IB itself has been recognized as a Product Leader and Innovation Leader. Gartner identified Group-IB as a Representative Vendor in Online Fraud Detection for its Fraud Hunting Platform. In addition, Group-IB was granted Frost & Sullivan’s Innovation Excellence award for its Digital Risk Protection (DRP), an Al-driven platform for identifying and mitigating digital risks and counteracting brand impersonation attacks with the company’s patented technologies at its core.

Group-IB’s technological leadership and R&D capabilities are built on the company’s 18 years of hands-on experience in cybercrime investigations worldwide and 70,000 hours of cybersecurity incident response accumulated in our leading forensic laboratory, high-tech crime investigations department, and round-the-clock CERT-GIB. Group-IB is a partner of Europol.

Group-IB’s experience in threat hunting and cyber intelligence has been fused into an ecosystem of highly sophisticated software and hardware solutions designed to monitor, identify, and prevent cyberattacks. Group-IB’s mission is to fight high-tech crime while protecting our clients in cyberspace and helping them achieve their goals. To do so, we analyze cyber threats, develop our infrastructure to monitor them, respond to incidents, investigate complex high-tech crimes, and design unique technologies, solutions, and services to counteract adversaries.

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