The source said that Oleg Innokentevich Kashintsov, the head of the second operational department of the FSB CIB, and all other heads of this unit were dismissed.
The second department is responsible for the cybersecurity of the Russian Federation, work with hackers, cyber troops and interaction with foreign intelligence services. Personnel changes took place based on the results of the work of the CSS of the FSB of the Russian Federation.
We have already said that this year the situation was such that all Russian hackers who formed the basis of the cybertroops, including those who had state awards, ended up in prisons, according to materials received from the United States. For example, it was the Central Security Bureau of the FSB that was involved in the implementation in relation to the group of Alexei Stroganov (Flint). At the same time, Stroganov was awarded a diploma from the director of the FSB of the Russian Federation for ensuring the cybersecurity of the Russian Federation. The case file also contains a copy of gratitude to Stroganov from …. Vladimir Putin. Flint received it for ensuring cybersecurity during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. It was the Stroganov group that was engaged in unofficial work related to cybersecurity at the Russian World Cup.
Now Stroganov and 28 members of his group are in jail.
Based on the materials of the CIB, the founder of Group-IB, Ilya Sachkov, who also played a big role in Russia’s cybersecurity, was also sent to jail.
It is worth noting that Kashintsov was previously deputy head of the second department of Sergei Mikhailov, who was convicted of treason.