12 million dollars found at FSB ex-officer and founder of Shaltay-Boltay
According to preliminary data, Sergey Mikhailov supplied hackers information, which members of the group subsequently sold for Bitcoins.
Security forces raided a country house and Moscow apartments of Deputy Head of the FSB Information Security Center (ISC) Sergey Mikhailov, who was detained in the case of the hackers’ group Shaltay-Boltay (Humpty Dumpty).
According to Life, during the operational activities in the apartment and the house of the ex-security officer law enforcement officers found about 12 million dollars in cash.
It is assumed that Mikhailov oversaw Shaltay-Boltay, on which he was able to come out at the beginning of 2016. The FSB senior officer supplied hackers information, for which connected groups demanded a ransom from the governmental dignitaries or officials, and, in case of refusal, sold it for bitcoins through Ukraine and published on the public domain.
Recall that on January 28 it became known about the last-year-detention of creator of the site Shaltay-Boltay Vladimir Anikeev (Lewis), whom FSB operatives lured from Kiev, where he lived in recent years. Anikeev gave testimony, under which Deputy Head of the FSB ISC Sergey Mikhailov and his colleague Dmitry Dokuchaev were detained. Six people were detained upon the high-profile case.
The victims in the case at least 30 well-known Russian public figures were swallowed up. Shaltay-Boltay, in particular, is suspected of disseminating information from the mail of Presidential Aide Vladislav Surkov. It is known that the members of the Anonymous International published the correspondence of Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich, Kremlin Chef Evgeny Prigogin; they hacked Twitter account of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and auctioned the correspondence with his press secretary Natalia Timakova and Head of Roskomnadzor Alexander Zharov.
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