Lucky Labs links information about searches in its office with corporate conflict
Lucky Labs, an international IT company, claims that on January 12, 2018 officers from the national security department of the Security Service of Ukraine conducted an illegal search in the office of partner company Soft Solutions Ltd, located at the same address, but not directly in the office of Lucky Labs.
"The company Lucky Labs has again been pressured by the security services. Our office once again started being searched this morning [on January 12]. Ukrainian Security Service investigators raided our premises at 3 Krakivska Street without producing the proper legal documents and based on groundless accusations. Their actions, whose justification is quite doubtful, have completely paralyzed the work of our staff and stopped all business processes," Lucky Labs said in a statement.
The IT specialists cannot reach their workstations, and lawyers have limited access to the proceedings, it said.
"Considering the systematic unlawfulness of the Security Service's actions toward Lucky Labs, we call on the journalistic community not to remain silent and to inform the public about the security agencies' arbitrariness," it said.
At the same time, on Monday, January 15, Lucky Labs reported on the official website that it did not make the Friday statement, while the letter with information about the searches was sent from the Gmail account, and the mail services of the company were working properly.
"For a year and a half Lucky Labs has been under pressure in connection with the corporate conflict, and this is not the first media provocation of this kind," the company said.
According to its report, on January 12 officers from the national security department of the Security Service of Ukraine came to the building at 3 Krakivska Street with the court decision for a search in the office of IT-Solutions LLC, which has nothing to do with Lucky Labs. At the same time, the partner company of Lucky Labs, Soft Solutions Ltd, is located at the same address.
It was reported earlier that Lucky Labs had denied media reports alleging its role in a massive cyber attack and the dissemination of the Petya.A malware in July 2017.
Lucky Labs has been developing software for more than ten years. Its central office is in Kyiv, and it employs more than 500 people.