“If you start selling in the United States pills, antivirus software and hats with antennas that say ‘remedy against Russian hackers’ on them, there will be enough profit for three generations ahead,” the Russian diplomat said on her Facebook page.
As told a source of “Rosbalt” familiar with the situation, Vladimir Anikeyev was detained by FSB officers at the end of October 2016, when he arrived in Saint Petersburg from Ukraine. “The operation was the result of long work. Was played complex operational combination in order to lure Lewis from the Ukraine, where he did not intend to return,” — said the source Agency. Anikeeva was taken to the Moscow Investigative Department of the FSB charged him under article 272 of the criminal code (Illegal access to computer information).
Close to the Kremlin source told RBC that the investigation of how “Humpty Dumpty” received information, engaged in one of the Federal officials, became a victim of hackers. According to the source, he used his connections in the security services. The interlocutor of RBC argues that the organizers of the attacks was identified a year ago, and the delay of their detention or disclosure of information on the case was related to image risk for the security services.
The scandalous criminal case of high treason, which previously involved top manager of Kaspersky Lab Ruslan Stoyanov and Deputy Head of the FSB Information Security Center (ISC) Sergey Mikhailov, now has a third defendant. According to media reports, the accused is Mikhailov’s subordinate, FSB detective Dmitry Dokuchaev. However, none of the Moscow courts could confirm the information that employees of special services have been arrested.
The Federal security service (FSB) is ready to repel cyber attacks on important critical infrastructure of Russia. This statement was made by state Secretary – Deputy Director of the FSB of Russia Dmitry Shalkov in his speech in the state Duma, where he represented the package of government bills “On the security of critical information infrastructure (CII) of the Russian Federation”.
News reports from Russia and a statement from AV company Kaspersky confirmed that two of Russia’s leading cyber security experts were arrested on charges of treason. Along with Kaspersky’s manager Ruslan Stoyanov, the reports also named Sergei Mikhailov, a senior FSB (Federal Security Service) officer. While Kaspersky had clearly said that the investigation “dates back to the time before Stoyanov was hired by Kaspersky,” fresh reports suggest otherwise.
I has become known that the top Manager of “Kaspersky Lab” Ruslan Stoyanov, head of the Department for the investigation of cybercrime, has been arrested and is closely cooperating with law enforcement. According to “Kommersant”, the arrest may be associated with the investigation in respect of one of the Deputy heads of the information security center (Tsib) of the FSB. In “Kaspersky Lab” claim that it has nothing to do with the company, but experts say that it can affect the relationship of the Internet business with the FSB.