Russian suspected of hacking and cooperation with FSB trained to be programmer in Estonia
20-year-old Aleksey Vasilyev lives in Estonia on a student residence permit.
The 20-year-old Russian citizen Aleksey Vasilyev, who has been detained in Narva on suspicion of preparing cyber-crimes, had trained to be a programmer in Estonia, 47news reports citing the embassy of the Russian Federation in Estonia.
The prosecutor's office and the country's security police (KAPO) reported the detention of the Russian citizen on Narva-Ivangorod border crossing point when he tried to leave Estonia on November 7. Later, the court issued a warrant for his arrest.
According to 47news, which cites the Russian Federation embassy in Tallin, from the age of 16 to 19, Vasilyev studied at the Estonian College in Sillamäe. Then, he worked in Russia for a year; at age 19, he returned and entered the Kohtla-Jarve Institute to study as a programmer. In Estonia, he has a student's residence permit.
Aleksey Vasilyev, living in Kingisepp, was detained on November 4 at the border crossing from Estonian Narva to Ivangorod. He is suspected of "actions directed against the independence and territorial integrity of Estonia and the preparation of computer crime." Estonian media call the detainee an agent of the FSB.
Today, it became known that the Russian embassy in Estonia asked the republic's Ministry of Foreign Affairs for a meeting with the arrested person.