Friday, January 27, 2017

Did Russia Bust A U.S. Spy Ring That Provided Information On Russian Hacking?

The FSB's headquarters in Moscow

RFE: Reports: Second FSB Agent Arrested; Possible Links To U.S. Election Hacking

Russian media have reported that another Federal Security Service (FSB) officer has been arrested on treason charges in a case that may be linked to cyberattacks targeting the U.S. presidential election campaign.

The reports by Rambler News Service on January 26 come a day after the Kommersant newspaper reported that a senior officer of the cyberintelligence department of the FSB -- Russia’s lead security agency -- had been arrested.

Kommersant said Sergei Mikhailov, deputy chief of the FSB's Center for Information Security, had been arrested in December on treason charges.

Another Russian newspaper, Novaya Gazeta, on January 26 confirmed the Kommersant report.

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WNU Editor: A lot of information was released in the past month by the White House and the U.S. intel community on Russian hacking .... so did the Russians pick up something that was disclosed. Judging by today's arrests in Russia .... it looks like it.

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