Category Archives: FSB

RUSSIA — High Profile Treason Case assigned to Special Services Investigator Mikhail Svinolup

“Mikhail Svinolup is one of the most experienced employees of the FSB Investigations Directorate and one of the most intelligent. He is an interesting interlocutor, despite the fact that we disagree as opponents.” Russian Human Rights Lawyer Ivan Pavlov The … Continue reading

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FBI charges FSB spy jailed in Moscow on charges of ‘High Treason’

“The department of justice is continuing to send a powerful message that we will not allow individuals, groups, nation-states, or a combination of them to compromise the privacy of our citizens, the economic interests of our companies or the security … Continue reading

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RUSSIA: FSB to employ the leader of the Shaltay Boltay hacker group

“The [Shaltay Boltay] group is famous for their attacks of email addresses and other means of communication of  persons like Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich, News Media CEO Aram Gabrelyanov, former head of Ministry of Defense … Continue reading

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Russian Media Reveal Identity of Third FSB Officer Arrested on Charges of Treason

“Sergei Mikhailov, a top cybersecurity specialist in the FSB, and his deputy Dmitry Dokuchaev are being accused of breaking their oath and working with the CIA.” Interfax News Agency On December 4 2016, the Federal Security Service (FSB) arrested Ruslan Stoyanov, the … Continue reading

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RUSSIA: FSB Shaken by a Major Reshuffle

“One might think this would be a good time for Russian cyber intelligence officials, credited as they are with hacking and leaking Democratic emails that may have altered the course of the U.S. presidential election. One would be wrong.” Emily … Continue reading

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WHO IS Shaltay-Boltay? Vladimir Anikeev (‘Lewis’). UPDATE (05/02/2017) Anikeev pleads guilty to unauthorized access to computer information.

“We get orders from government structures and from private individuals. But we say we are an independent team. It’s just that often it’s impossible to tell who the client is. Sometimes we get information for intermediaries, without knowing who the … Continue reading

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WHO IS Shaltay-Boltay? Vladimir Anikeev (‘Lewis’)

“We get orders from government structures and from private individuals. But we say we are an independent team. It’s just that often it’s impossible to tell who the client is. Sometimes we get information for intermediaries, without knowing who the … Continue reading

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The ‘Humpty Dumpty’ Case: “Six Characters in Search of an Author”

“I present myself to you in a form suitable to the relationship I wish to achieve with you.” Six Characters in Search of an Author Luigi Pirandello — Nobel Prize of Literature 1934 The names of the six suspects arrested … Continue reading

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The Moscow Four: What story hides behind the arrest of Russia’s top cybercrime investigators?

“We get orders from government structures and from private individuals. But we say we are an independent team. It’s just that often it’s impossible to tell who the client is. Sometimes we get information for intermediaries, without knowing who the … Continue reading

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FSB Counterespionage Successes in 2016: The Yuri Ivanchenko Case

“The question which, of course, was not addressed in the press release, but which we could speculate on, considering how quickly he was released, is the following: did Ivanchenko become a double agent or was he, perhaps, one all along? … Continue reading

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