Recently in the Russian mass media there was information about forthcoming resignation of the head of CDC FSB of the Russian Federation and first Deputy head of counterintelligence of FSB Andrey Gerasimov. Center of information security oversees almost all of the anti-cybercrime in Russia – from the hacking of credit and financial information to leak personal data and stuffing in the media and social networks. Constantinople found out their sources that the resignation had actually taken place. We also found out the possible cause of the incident.
Gerasimov, according to some, soon going to retire, and to hurry up with his resignation made the results of the investigation private security service. A month earlier, according to the results of the same test was dismissed by the Deputy Gerasimov, the chief of the second operational control, CDC FSB Sergey Mikhailov, the real main character of this story. According to the source of Constantinople in law enforcement, the arrest was quite picturesque – Mikhailov brought to the meeting of the Board of the FSB with a bag on his head.
The name of the Deputy head of CIB had already appeared in high-profile cases in the field of infobezopasnosti, in particular, in the case of the owner of the payment system Chronopay Pavel Vrublevsky. Recall that he was convicted of ordering the DDOS attack on the website of the competitors of Chronopay, the company’s “assist”, which for some time was not available, the online sale of tickets “Aeroflot”. The investigation was then CDC FSB, and Wroblewski, who previously met with said Sergei Mikhailov, decided to push the FSB structure and management “To” MVD of Russia.He believed that the case against him was fabricated by Ziba and asked the interior Ministry to investigate. On his Desk during the detention, found a note: “we Merged in FSB the FSB of CDC Sergei Mikhailov”, as well as folders with documents revealing the connection of this secret agent.
If a private security service hooked up even then, perhaps many espionage and hacking scandals in the future could be avoided.
The fact that, according to the source of Constantinople, Deputy head of CIB, the FSB was involved in the activities of a group of hackers called “Humpty Dumpty” and might be their immediate supervisor and patron.
Who are the “Humpty Dumpty”
Group of hackers materialized a few years ago in the information space out of nowhere. In “professional” circles, nothing about them was known, is well codified and lived abroad. The participants of the “black” or “anonymous international”, as they called themselves, the criminals had access to personal data of almost all Russian political and business elite from the Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to the media Mogul Aram Gabrelyanov.
For a long time, “salty” is regularly laid out, the mail archives of politicians and officials, he revealed the contents of the phone and credit cards business, wrote on behalf of Dmitry Medvedev to Twitter. All this led to the idea that they are some influential organizations, because the focus of hackers was not the information is usually interested in the crooks and Blackmailers.
In the spring of 2014, in the midst of the “Russian Spring” “Humpty” hacked e-mail of the editor-in-chief Constantinople, the philosopher Alexander Dugin. Anything incriminating in them to discover, of course, failed, and then failed either to blackmail him or sell the correspondence to interested parties. It is simply posted on the web.
“I was preparing a database for the largest Russian media to those people who oppose American hegemony in favor of a unipolar world, critics of Atlantic imperialism, both to the left and right, incorporate the information policy of Russia“, – said Alexander Dugin. Being made public, “Dugin” was the reason for the persecution mentioned in it people, and even their imprisonment. In at least one case of a suspicious death of a man from the list.
Thus, it appears that “Humpty Boltaev”, apart from the usual for cybercriminals financial interest were political. The names of the “friends of Putin”, “agents of Russian influence” turned out to be more interesting and more important than credit card numbers or offshore accounts of some officials. IT expert Igor Ashmanov in an interview to the Constantinople called it “hybrid cyber warfare”.
Constantinople interviewed experts believe that “Salami” the CIA was as to crack email nowadays is not too difficult, but to create an information explosion, with the participation of the largest world media by publishing a small private blog, not even the Russian hackers, this is clearly someone bigger. A similar opinion is shared by Igor Ashmanov, according to which “Saltaev” is used as a drain tank. The actions of this group of hackers the network of Russia’s influence abroad has suffered enormous damage.The more interesting, as it turns out, this hacker group has been associated with the aforementioned Mr. Mikhailov. I wonder where got in their possession confidential information which is not posted on the web?
How are trump’s victory in the elections and plans of CDC FSB
Back to Sergei Mikhailov and his work in CDC FSB. According to sources, of Constantinople, he led negotiations with the management of the savings Bank, having at its disposal one of the largest in Russia for information security. Offered not just to improve security, but actually to create a new online intelligence service like the NSA, which holds under the hood of all Americans. We will remind, enough to combine the database of the savings Bank and datasets about the same people in social networks to have on hand one of the largest amounts of data on citizens of Russia.The Chairman of the Board of the largest Bank in Russia German Gref could not be aware of such a plan. If the arrest of Mikhailov took place, he could have cut directly under the Gref. Man, as they say, I went into the Western globalist circles and stubbornly refusing to open an office entrusted to him in the management of the Bank in the Russian Crimea.
By understanding what you could achieve Mikhailov and his new guide, with a similar big data base of Russian citizens is breathtaking. But the sources of Constantinople assert that the ambition of the Deputy Andrei Gerasimov’s work extended far beyond the banal wealth.
For example, experts believe that Donald Trump managed to win the election with the Cambridge Analytica, which uses big data in political campaigns and PR-actions, or is black PR to specific candidates. The company for many years studied the possibility of influencing the electorate through targeted campaign that takes into account not just an abstract social group, and all the data provided about the user, say, Facebook. Existing technologies allow us to target a specific audience, combining not only the factors of gender, age, education, and other basic information, but also their combinations, and other smaller preferences – for example, musical or culinary tastes, Hobbies, passions and so on. In short, everything that you tell about yourself in social networks.
While Hillary Rodham Clinton relied on traditional methods like stuffing in the media and discredit the opponent from a moral point of view, the trump resorted to the help of modern technology from memes on Twitter to such a point of targeting voters through big data.
The same principle can be used in Russia, believed obviously Mikhailov. Only here the target can be opposed to national interests. Given that “Humpty Dumpty” published discrediting Russia and its supporters data, which can have not only political, but also geopolitical importance. But if you take into account the upcoming Russian presidential election in 2018, it may just not smell of kerosene.
Actually, the fact that all this happened under the noses of the leadership, and possibly with his knowledge, and was the reason for the resignation of Andrei Gerasimov. Sweep the CDC was timely, although the details of further proceedings before us are unlikely to reach. One thing is clear: Gerasimov and Mikhailov, fell in the battle of the patriots and globalists for BigData.
Cleaning in the ranks of the FSB show a high level of work and the dignity of our intelligence services, which have seriously begun to tackle this topic, despite the fact that it was involved senior figures in the Department.
Arrested in a major case of treason, ex-Deputy head of information security Center Sergey Mikhailov may be involved in the activities of the group of hackers “Humpty Dumpty” (Anonymous international), known for its attacks on Russian officials and politicians.
According to the channel Constantinople, arrested the Deputy head of CIB Mikhailov could be not only aware of the activities of hackers, but to be their immediate supervisor and patron.
On the other hand, the group “Saltaev” could be associated with the CIA, which is confirmed by well-organized information bursts on the materials they were hacking.
We will remind, the group of hackers “Humpty Dumpty” was marked by the opening of personal data across the Russian political and business elites including Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
The largest array of data about the citizens of Russia – database of Sberbank could be in a dishonest ex-heads of information security Center (Tsib) of the FSB of Russia, one of whom even suspected of treason.
How did you find the channel Constantinople, we are talking about the Deputy head of CDC Sergei Mikhailov, who was arrested on charges of treason. According to the findings, shortly before his resignation, the former officer was trying with the knowledge of the management of Sberbank to access its database to create a kind of Internet security services like American NSA.
According to sources, of Constantinople, such a database could be useful to those who wanted to influence the elections in Russia in 2018. Already tested in US elections Big Data technologies allow you to effectively influence the user, take into account all of its interests, which he tells in the Network.
The source explained that a similar version appeared immediately after managed to prove the involvement of Mihajlova to the hacker group “Humpty Dumpty”.
According to independent estimates, in the information database of the savings Bank store any personal information about several hundred thousand users. And this despite the fact that at the moment clients are 110 million people.
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 in an official statement that the investigation was being carried out against him as a private person with the company not being involved in the criminal case. According to the statement, Stoyanov was not employed at the company at the time of the purported offense.
Kaspersky Lab stressed that it cooperates with the international community of experts in information security as well as with federal law enforcement agencies of different countries in their fight against cyber crime.
The Kaspersky Lab cyber security 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 special focus on large enterprises and small and medium-sized businesses.