A report by the company Crowdstrike, hired last year by the DNC to investigate the attack on its servers, confirmed the covert rivalry between the GRU and FSB. The most surprising conclusion in Crowdstrike’s report was that the DNC was broken into by hackers not once, but twice.In June, Crowdstrike published its findings — which were later confirmed by U. The first breach occurred in summer 2015, and, according to Crowdstrike, was carried out by hackers with links to the FSB. didn’t answer the Bell’s question how his company was able to distinguish between hackers working for the FSB and those employed by the GRU.
— They sparked extensive news coverage about the campaign’s internal dynamics, as well as fake news stories.
— If it weren’t for “Russian hackers”, she would have won the election, Clinton has repeatedly said.
Mikhailov is a black belt in karate and the officers feared that he might resist, explained one of the colonel’s acquaintances.
Officers of the agency’s internal security division seized him at his office and led him away with a sack over his head.
The four are being held in Moscow’s high-security Lefortovo Prison, in cells measuring nine square meters and without hot water, sources close to them say.
– Former head of the FSB’s Information Security Center (Ts IB), FSB Colonel.
Two sources also say that Russian military intelligence (GRU) was behind the arrest of Mikhailov and his companions.
US Intelligence agencies are confident that GRU is behind the attacks on the DNC. The defendants’ lawyers declined to comment on the details of the case. intelligence report remained classified and no evidence was given to back up the claim of Russian involvement — which the Kremlin has consistently denied.
Reporting by The Bell reveals that Russian authorities believe four men betrayed their country by confirming the U. Now he and three other men — , a little-known internet entrepreneur — are suspected of state treason.
authorities have appeared to base their conviction that the Russian government directed hacker attacks against Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign on technical research alone. Prior to his arrest, Mikhailov was head of the 2nd Directorate of the FSB’s Information Security Center (Ts IB) and within Russian intelligence circles he was considered the main authority on cybercrime.
To prove specifically that the GRU was involved, U. investigators would have needed inside sources — preferably with access to confidential state matters, one source explained. Relations between intelligence agencies working on the cyber front were strained, one of Mikhailov’s acquaintances said.