Two defendants in the case of treason, the FSB collaborated with the CIA, found out “Interfax“. According to the Agency, the charges brought against the four defendants in the case
Arrested on charges of treason, the employees information security Center (Tsib) of the FSB of Russia passed confidential information to the Central intelligence Agency (CIA). About it reports “Interfax” with reference to sources familiar with the situation.
“Head of Department of CDC Sergei Mikhailov and his Deputy Dmitry Dokuchaev accused of violating the oath, began to cooperate with the CIA,” said one of the sources of the Agency.
According to him, the charges brought against the four defendants in the case, but up to eight people are involved as partners. They are, according to the source, “unable to get status of a witness.”
Another source said that “each of the defendants engaged in the business”. Someone has developed and used schemes of cyber attacks, and someone who cooperated with foreign intelligence services, he said. “And these directions were parallel and, as a rule, do not overlap” — said the Agency interlocutor. He also stressed that the main “chain” was not a senior position and rank.
On 25 January, “Kommersant” reported about the arrest of the head of the Department for investigation of cybercrime, “Kaspersky Lab” Ruslan Stoyanov and the head of one of the divisions of CDC FSB of Russia Sergei Mikhailov. What kind of business they are, the publication did not elaborate, but noted that in relation to one of the Deputy heads of CDC FSB investigation under article 275 of the criminal code (“treason”), is engaged in management of own safety of FSB. All the arrests were sanctioned in December 2016, wrote “Kommersant”. The next day it became known that in the case of Stoyanova and Mikhailov there was a third person involved — Dmitry Dokuchaev, who, according to the source of RBC familiar with the investigation, in the past was a hacker.
As reported by RBC source close to the leadership of the FSB, all three were arrested on charges of treason. This interviewee stated that all were taken into custody four people. The name of the fourth person involved he is not named, but said that he also works in the FSB.
28 Jan “Rosbalt” with reference to an informed source said that in St. Petersburg was arrested the Creator of the site “Humpty Dumpty” Vladimir Anikeyev, known under the pseudonym Lewis. According to the interlocutor of the Agency, he was detained by the FSB in October 2016 and immediately began to cooperate with the investigation. In his testimony, as the source said, repeatedly mentioned Anikeev Sergey Mikhailov as a person associated with the team “Humpty Dumpty”.
That the arrests in the case of treason were related to the theft of information the hacker group “Humpty Dumpty”, also told RBC two sources familiar with the investigation.
At the same time, as reported by RNS, a lawyer in the case, Ivan Pavlov claims that the arrests are not related to activities of “Humpty Dumpty”.
The hacker group “Humpty Dumpty” at different times sold or self-published correspondence of the Chairman of the government Dmitry Medvedev, Deputy head of Department on internal policy of presidential administration of Russia Timur Prokopenko and chief editor of the Life channel Aram Gabrelyanov. “Humpty Dumpty” also reported that hackers from the group Fancy Bear that in published data on taking doping athletes from a compromised database world anti-doping Agency (WADA) are related to GRU, the Russian defense Ministry.