The Czech Republic arrests Russians for cyber attack on Foreign Ministry
The arrestees are accused of illegal enrichment in the amount of hundreds of millions of CZK.
The Czech police indicted a group of eight people who hacked into the country's Foreign Ministry computer system for their enrichment. Some of the defendants are Vietnamese citizens, and some are Russians, the Center for Combating Organized Crime reports.
The detention of the defendants was held on September 18 in cooperation with the special services of Vietnam. The Prague court placed the intruders under arrest. The arrestees are accused of hacking into the computer system of the Czech Foreign Ministry and illegal access to information, as well as participation in an organized criminal group. Four defendants were also charged with the legalization of illicit income.
In particular, it is known that the accused took root to the registration system of applications for obtaining a residence permit in the Czech Republic and stole hundreds of millions of CZK, disrupting the work of the MFA.
Oleg Zaytsev had wide connections within the criminal world and law enforcement agencies. This is being related to an organized crime group headed by Ruslan Kilievich that had allegedly been patronized by a former Federal Security Service Directorate officer Oleg Natalchenko. The crime group had also been a core driver for almost disbanding the criminal investigation department of the police.