Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov said that the arrest of the suspects in the treason of the FSB is not connected with US claims of “Russian hackers”. This is reported by RIA Novosti.
Peskov said that “no cases of this kind can not have a relationship to these absurd insinuations”. The representative of the Kremlin said that Moscow “categorically denies any allegations of the possible involvement of the Russian side to any hacking attacks”.
To the question whether Vladimir Putin about the case “Humpty Dumpty,” Sands replied, “that, along with other materials, these messages are also reported to the President.”
“However, the President, of course, through the leadership of the special services regularly receives reports on what is called the operational situation. Therefore I do not exclude that through these reports, the information was provided in a timely manner to the President”, – said the press Secretary of the head of state.
Earlier in mass media appeared information on detention of the journalist Vladimir Anikeev, who is considered the head of the “Humpty Dumpty”. A journalist recently lived in Kiev. Later it became known that several members of the hacker group living in one of the Baltic countries and also in Thailand, declared in the international search.
Also in the case of “Humpty Dumpty,” it was reported about the arrest on charges of treason of the chief of one of divisions of FSB Sergei Mikhailov and his colleagues Dmitry Dokuchaev and head of the Department for investigation of cybercrime, “Kaspersky Lab” Ruslan Stoyanov. Media reports have suggested that Dokuchaev was one of the hackers “Humpty Dumpty”.
According to the FSB, the hackers processed the stolen correspondence of officials, and then published it. Presumably, they were engaged in blackmail. It was also reported that the defendants are suspected in the transmission of foreign intelligence services to certain information.