FSB cyber expert arrested for treason says he does not know hacker who attacked US Democrats
Former Russian FSB officer Dmitry Dokuchaev said he did not cooperate with Konstantin Kozlovsky.
Major of the FSB Information Security Center Dmitry Dokuchaev was arrested for violation of Art. 275 (Treason) of the Russian Criminal Code. He says he did not cooperate with hacker Konstantin Kozlovsky, who pleaded guilty to hacking the US Democrats, according to Dokuchaev’s lawyer, RBC reports.
“I haven't met with Kozlovsky and, therefore, have never cooperated with him,” Dokuchaev’s lawyer cites his client, as quoted by RBC.
Kozlovsky confessed to being a part of the cyberattack on the US Democrats during the 2016 US Presidential race, as The Bell reported earlier quoting its sources. Kozlovsky confessed he had access to Hilary Clinton’s e-mails, the e-mail servers of WADA, and a number of defense companies, according to The Bell’s source. Kozlovsky said Dokuchaev was his supervisor.
To recall, Kozlovsky is currently in the Matrosskaya Tishina pre-trial detention center. He has been charged with stealing money from banks.
Dokuchaev has also been detained. Dokuchaev, Head of the FSB Information Security Center Division No. 2 Colonel Sergey Mikhaylov, Head of Kaspersky Lab's Investigations Unit Ruslan Stoyanov, and entrepreneur Georgy Fomchenkov have been charged with treason.