As reported by “Rosbalt”, citing familiar with the situation, a source in the investigation in the case of “Humpty Dumpty,” declared several people living in one of the Baltic countries and also in Thailand. They are suspected of committing a crime punishable in accordance with article 272 of the Criminal code of Russian Federation (“Illegal access to computer information”).
On the eve of the source of “Rosbalt” reported about the detention of Vladimir Anikeev, who is considered the head of the “Humpty Dumpty”. It turned out that the journalist recently lived in Kiev. Security officers managed to coax him to St. Petersburg, where Anikeev and was arrested in October last year.
According to the Agency, Anikeev immediately began to testify. As a result of his interrogation it was revealed that a group of hackers linked to Sergei Mikhailov, Deputy head of information security center of FSB. According to the interlocutor, the latter were detained during the meeting of FSB Board.
It is assumed that Mikhailov was in charge of “Humpty Dumpty,” which he was able to calculate in the beginning of 2016. Supposedly he supplied the hackers information that a member of the group in Estonia sorted and laid out part open access, and some were sent to be sold for bitcoin in Ukraine.
It is the “Humpty Dumpty” is suspected of dissemination of information of mail of the Russian presidential aide Vladislav Surkov, responsible for the burglary which took the Ukrainian hacker group “Cyberhunt”. The hackers claimed that Surkov in 2013-2014 corresponded with his assistant, Karpov and discussed with him the plans to destabilize the political life in Ukraine and annexation of Ukrainian territories.
One of the documents was the plan, “Rod”, which was proposed to destabilize the situation in Ukraine at the end of the 2016 — 2017 with the secret involvement of the Ukrainian opposition in mass protests. All correspondence, as claimed by the hackers, was conducted on behalf of the staff of Surkov.
Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the publication of these documents, said that Surkov did not use e-mail. The newspaper “Vedomosti” reported on 20 January that, following the publication of the letters resigned chief of staff Surkov, Aleksandr Pavlov.