FSB officers face charges over cooperation with CIA

FSB officers face charges over cooperation with CIA

Former FSB Information Security Center Head Sergey Mikhailov and his subordinate Dmitry Dokuchaev are charged with high treason.

The arrested over treason officers of FSB Sergey Mikhailov and his deputy Dmitry Dokuchaev are charged with cooperation with the CIA, reports Interfax citing its sources familiar with the situation.

The source did not specify whether the security officers acted directly or through intermediaries. "Four people are arrested over the case, eight people are accomplices. Only four are presented charges, the others may get a status of a witness,"- said the source.

Another source said, that the criminal case involves several episodes of hacker attacks and treason. The participants of the hacker group had clearly defined functions – some developed and applied schemes of cyber attacks, others collaborated with foreign intelligence agencies. According to the source, they were connected by the fact that they were familiar with each other and all of them were related to IT-technologies and information security.

Earlier it was reported that Sergey Mikhailov, the FSB Information Security Center Head, and Ruslan Stoyanov, the head of computer incidents investigation department in Kaspersky Lab, were detained.

Court of Moscow has extended arrest of journalist and founder of hacker group Shaltay-Boltay Vladimir Anikeev until March 8. He is charged with illegal access to computer information.

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