Contents tagged with FSB

  • Media: Russian FSB officers suspected of passing information on Russian hackers to the US

    Employees of the Center for Information Security (CIS) of the FSB, who were arrested for treason, are suspected of transferring the names of Russian hackers to American intelligence, as reported by Dozhd TV channel, citing sources in the FSB that indicated this information led to the son of a State Duma Deputy, Roman Seleznev, being detained in Maldives as well as the detention of other cybercriminals around the world.The TV channel learned of the accusation against the Deputy Head of the FSB …

  • Ukrainian military command: Ukrainian military advised not to visit Crimea

    Work is being done among Ukrainian military personnel, including those who have been placed in reserve, to explain the undesirability of traveling to the occupied territories, including the Crimea. This was announced on August 17 by Vladislav Seleznev, spokesperson for the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, in a broadcast of the Ukrainian Radio Svoboda’s program “Your Freedom”, while commenting on the arrests of former Ukrainian soldiers whom the Russian law enforcement officials …

  • Russian FSB announces arrest of 'SBU agent' in Crimea

    The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) announced that on August 12, Ukrainian citizen Hennadiy Limeshko was arrested while attempting to damage the power line between Sudak and Novyi Svit. The FSB report calls him an SBU (Security Service of Ukraine) agent, sent to Crimea to carry out acts of sabotage, as   reported on the FSB website.

    He was allegedly found in possession of two TNT type 200 blocks and a ZTP-50 capped fuse, a mechanism for detonating the explosive device, an RGD-5 grenade …

  • Russian Security Service detains suicide bombers who planned to carry out terrorist attacks in Moscow

    Officers of the FSB in Russia detained four ISIS terrorists who were preparing to commit a series of terrorist attacks in shopping centers and on public transportation in Moscow.

    The FSB reported that “members of a terrorist group were detained as a result of a special operation. Among them are the organizer of the attacks, who is an emissary of the Islamic State; an expert in the manufacture of explosive devices; and two suicide bombers.”

    The terrorist group consisted of a Russian citizen …

  • Washington: Russia's FSB requested assistance of the FBI in ensuring security during the FIFA World Cup

    The FSB of Russia appealed to the United States FBI with a request for assistance in providing security at the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2018, as reported in the U.S. State Department's most recent annual report on the analysis of terrorist threats in the world.

    “The FSB requested assistance from the FBI with respect to security training in preparation for the FIFA World Cup in 2018,” the document notes. It does not provide any details about what kind of assistance Russian law enforcement …

  • Russian FSB arrests head of company which made Siemens turbines for Crimea

    Officers of the Russian FSB have arrested the director general of Power Machines plant, Roman Filippov on suspicion of disclosing state secrets.

    Information on the arrest came out against the backdrop of the scandal surrounding the shipment of Siemens turbines to Crimea, which is currently under EU sanctions. The SGT5-2000E turbines are produced by the St. Petersburg based company Siemens Gas Turbines Technologies (SGTT), a joint enterprise of Siemens and Power Machines JSC, created in 2011 (65 …

  • Ukraine arrests two Russian border guards who entered its territory

    The court in the Kherson region has arrested two people whom the Ukrainian Border Guard Service has called "lost Russian border guards", Interfax-Ukraine reported.

    The representative of the State Border Service of Ukraine, Oleg Slobodyan, said that the court ruled to arrest them for 15 days.

    Ukrainian border guards, with the assistance of Ukrainian army servicemen, detained two people on the night of June 30. According to the State Border Service of Ukraine, at 2:30 they moored by boat to the …

  • Media: Ukrainian intelligence unmasks Russian agent who planned to recruit SBU officers

    In the Odessa province, Ukrainian counter intelligence has exposed and arrested a Russian FSB agent who intended to recruit officers of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), TSN correspondent Andriy Tsaplienko wrote on his Facebook page.

    According to the journalist, the arrested person by the name of Igor Tkachenko was previously the head of communications for the “Dniester” battalion of the so-called Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic (PMR), and is currently an agent of the FSB and the …

  • Security Service of Ukraine accuses W-net internet provider of having ties to the Russian FSB

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) conducted searches in the offices of W-Net internet provider, as reported by Elena Hitlyanskaya, press secretary of the Security Service of Ukraine, on her Facebook page.

    “The SBU confirms that it is conducting sanctioned searches in the office of internet provider W-net Ukraine LLC. The investigative activities are taking place in the framework of an open criminal case according to sec. 3 art. 110-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (financing actions …

  • The FSB announced large-scale anti-terrorist exercises in the Crimea

    The staff of the Russian FSB Special Forces will conduct large-scale exercises to prevent terrorist attacks and sabotage on land and sea targets in the Crimea, as TASS reported, citing the Public Relations Center of the Federal Security Service (FSB).The exercises, according to the interlocutors of the news agency, will be held in the republic from May 24 to 29. About 2,000 military will take part in them, as well as armored vehicles, the Air Force and the Navy."During the exercise, the combat …