FSB questions Shaltay-Boltay founder
According to Rosbalt, officers of the Federal Security Service detained journalist Vladimir Anikeev, known as Lewis, back in October 2016.
FSB has detained the creator of Shaltay-Boltay ('Humpty-Dumpty') website, who used to post correspondence of officials.
According to the agency's sources, Anikeev was detained when he arrived in St. Petersburg from Ukraine. It is reported that the journalist was detained in a complex operation, in which FSB officers first had to lure Lewis from Ukraine and he was not going to return.
Rosbalt notes that the FSB's Investigative Department has charged Anikeev with Article 272 of the Russian Criminal Code (Illegal Access to Computer Information). This happened in Moscow, where the journalist was transferred shortly after the arrest.
As the agency reports, the FSB was primarily interested in the 'leakage' of Vladislav Surkov's correspondence, which was posted on the website of the Kiberhunta hacker group.
It is reported that Anikeev immediately began to cooperate with the investigation and provided detailed testimony, in which he mentioned Sergey Mikhailov, the head of one of the divisions of FSB's Information Security Center (ISC) as a person associated with Shaltay-Boltay's team.
Let us recall that Deputy Head of FSB ISC Sergey Mikhailov and his accomplice Dmitry Dokuchaev were detained in December 2016 and arrested by the court on suspicion of treason. The court has recently arrested Head of the Department of Computer Incidents investigation of Kaspersky Lab Ruslan Stoyanov as part of the investigation of the same case.
Since early February, there has been a preventive operation of the National Police of Ukraine in cooperation with the border and migration services called ‘Migrant’. Its aim is to identify and expel thieves in law and foreign crime lords out of the country.