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Kaspersky Lab Incident Investigations Head Arrested In Russia For 'Treason'
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ValentinaS336
ValentinaS336,
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1/30/2017 | 2:24:17 AM
Kaspersky Lab FSB hackers
Seems Kaspersky Lab treason connected with US... Russians found out US intelligence confirmed the detained Head of FSB's Information Security Center Mihkailov provided information to them: https://en.crimerussia.com/gromkie-dela/fsb-hacker-accused-of-treason-was-stealing-money-from-people-s-credit-cards/?bitrix_include_areas=Y&clear_cache=Y
duk3
duk3,
User Rank: Apprentice
1/26/2017 | 10:53:15 AM
Re: Contradictory information...
The author's inclusion of the "too close to sun" remarks etc. only tells us that there is a discrepancy between what has been claimed by arrestors and what is being claimed by media pundits. And no surprise to me. There seems to be no shortage of hacks (see what I did there?) claiming to have expertise that are happy to lie their ass off in the news. I'm really thankful that this guy's remarks were included so that I can now look him and his company up to try and find ties to other interested parties or at least other weak baseless shameless claims. This is another clue for your and my own investigations. I also now look forward to reading the 2015 report that was quoted. Thank you, reporter!
Hiruir
Hiruir,
User Rank: Apprentice
1/26/2017 | 10:11:51 AM
Yeah !
Very good article and incredibly scary for many who are working on the market and carrying out work related to potential region state sponsored problems.

DanielGordon
DanielGordon,
User Rank: Author
1/26/2017 | 9:05:04 AM
Good Article
Very good article and very scary for those who are working in the industry and doing work related to potential nation state sponsored attacks.
tmbard
tmbard,
User Rank: Apprentice
1/26/2017 | 8:33:48 AM
Contradictory information...
This post is not clear on the timeframe in which the crime was committed.  First it says that he had "...gotten a little too close to Russian nation-state hacking efforts."  Then quotes Kaspersky Labs saying that his "...arrest predates his employment with the security firm."  After that it quotes Tom Kellermann saying "I think he flew too close to the sun as his recent investigations more than likely unearthed elements of the Pawn Storm campaign."  I feel like there is a lot of FUD being here in regards to information security investigation.

 

If his arrest has nothing to do with his efforts at Kaspersky Labs or any recent infestations in nation state hacking and espionage there should not be any reference to or fear being spread to security experts that are investigating hacking associated to nation state efforts.  Please be clear on the facts here as this can cause unnecessary fear in the information security community.

 


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