Defendant in high treason case personally detained Shaltay-Boltay's leader  

Defendant in high treason case personally detained Shaltay-Boltay's leader

It has come to light that FSB Major Dmitry Dokuchaev took direct part in the operation to detain creator of Shaltay-Boltay hacker group Vladimir Anikeev in the Pulkovo airport, St. Petersburg.

According to the case of Shaltay-Boltay hacker group, FSB Major Dmitry Dokuchaev took direct part in the operation to detain creator of Shaltay-Boltay hacker group Vladimir Anikeev in the Pulkovo airport, St. Petersburg.

Earlier, a number of Russian media sources linked the high treason case involving the FSB Information Security Center (ISC) officers Sergey Mikhailov and Dmitry Dokuchaev to another high-profile case, during the investigation of which three prospective participants of Shaltay-Boltay project were detained. However, the information that the cases were connected was then categorically denied by Vladimir Anikeev’s lawyer Ruslan Koblev and the defense of one of the arrested FSB officers Ivan Pavlov.

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Dmitry Dokuchaev and Sergey Mikhailov

According to a Rosbalt's source in special services, Dmitry Dokuchaev did not only detain and question Anikeev, but also participated in the operational procedures in this case together with 'Lewis.'

It is reported that Anikeev contacted his alleged accomplices under the security services control. As a result, on December 5, 2016, two other members of Shaltay-Boltay were detained, namely Konstantin Teplyakov and Aleksandr Filinov. Some time after that, Major Dokuchaev and his boss, Head of the 2nd department of the FSB Information Security Center Sergey Mikhailov were detained.

The publication notes that the case of Shaltay-Boltay has nothing to do with the criminal case of high treason in the FSB, the defendants of which also include a member of Kaspersky Lab Ruslan Stoyanov and former co-owner of one of the payment systems Grigory Fomchenkov.

Let us recall that on March 15, it became known that Senior Operational Officer of the 2nd department of the FSB Information Security Center Dokuchaev was among hackers, whom the US Justice Department accused of cyberattack aimed at Yahoo! As a result of the attack in 2014, more than 500 million users suffered from the hackers' actions.

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