Contents tagged with FSB

  • Russian FSB detains manager of company building power bridge to Crimea

    The Federal Security Service of Russia (FSB) has detained the First Deputy Chairman of the Management Board of the Federal Grid Company of the Unified Energy System (FGC UES), Valery Goncharov, as reported by the Russian newspaper, Novaya Gazeta.

    According to the edition, the top manager is suspected of serious fraud in the construction of the power bridge to the Crimea. He was detained at a Moscow airport while trying to fly abroad. His place of work and a number of home addresses have …

  • Russian FSB claims to have thwarted terrorist attack in Crimea prepared by Ukrainian intelligence

    The Russian FSB claims to have thwarted a terrorist attack in the Crimea prepared by Ukrainian military intelligence, TV Dozhd reported. The Russian intelligence service reported that one of its agents was killed in a raid on a premises where homemade bombs, guns, ammunition, mines, and grenades were found.

    “As a result of search operations on the night from August 6 to August 7, 2016, a group of saboteurs was discovered near the town of Armyansk in the Crimean Republic. An FSB officer died as …

  • Russian FSB detects spyware in twenty state agencies

    Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) stated that it has detected spyware in the computer networks of about 20 state agencies, including military institutions.

    “As a result of analysis, it was established that information resources of government agencies, scientific and military institutions, enterprises of defense-industrial complex and other entities of crucial infrastructure of the country have been infected,” the FSB report says. The text also states that malware was planted through a …

  • Relatives say Crimean Tatars who were detained in Yalta were taken to the FSB

    On the morning of April 18th, in the village Krasnokamianka (Big Yalta), two local residents were detained - Refat Alimov and Arsen Dzhepparov. They are currently being interrogated by the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) in Simferopol.

    The relatives of the detainees said this to Krym.Realii, commenting on the situation.

    "At the moment, Refat Alimov’s relatives and I are near the FSB. At this time, we do not understand what is happening or what we should expect," the sister of Arsen …

  • Members of the European Parliament urge the EU to impose sanctions against Putin

    Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have urged the European Union to impose personal sanctions against Russian President Vladimir Putin and 28 other people involved in the illegal treatment of Nadiya Savchenko – a citizen of Ukraine, military pilot and deputy of the Verkhovna Rada.

    57 deputies sent an appeal to the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini. "We, the deputies of the European Parliament believe that the EU should …

  • Putin instructs FSB to prevent foreign interference in Russian elections

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has instructed the Federal Security Service (FSB) of the Russian Federation to prevent outside interference with the State Duma elections.  He also instructed them to stop nationalist activity.

    According to RIA Novosti, he said this on Friday during a meeting with the board of the FSB.

    “We need to stop any attempts to interfere with the elections, and our internal political life.  You know that technologies for such purposes exist and that they have been used …

  • FSB agents now allowed to use force against women and children

    The State Duma of the Russian Federation passed a bill expanding the Federal Security Service’s (FSB) the power to use weapons. The MPs approved the bill via an emergency order, which was then signed into law by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    The new law authorizes officers of the FSB in some cases to use weapons "against women, persons with obvious signs of disability" and minors.  The law was posted on the internet via the Russian Federation's official legal portal on Wednesday, December 3 …

  • Ukrainian SBU prevents cyber attack

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) prevented an attempt to damage the computer networks of Ukranian power distribution companies.

    According to the Press Center of the SBU, malicious software was detected in the networks of some regional power distribution companies.  The virus attack was accompanied by a flood of continuous calls to the support services of the regional power distribution companies.

    It is reported that the malicious software is localized.  Urgent investigative actions are …