On Saturday, January 15, the Tverskoy Court of Moscow received a petition from the investigator of the Investigation Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia to arrest three more suspects in the illegal circulation of means of payment.
As the correspondent of “RG” was told in the press service of the Tverskoy Court, the investigation asks to choose a preventive measure in the form of detention for two months – until March 13 – for Mikhail Golovachuk, Artem Zayets and Ruslan Khansvyarov. On the eve of the Tverskoy Court sent in the pre-trial detention center of Roman Muromsky and Andrei Bessonov.
Before that, the Center for Public Relations of the FSB of Russia reported on a special operation that resulted in the arrest of 14 members of a criminal group of hackers known as REvil. Detentions and searches, which were carried out by FSB officers together with investigators from the Ministry of Internal Affairs, took place in Moscow and the region, as well as in St. Petersburg, the Leningrad and Lipetsk regions.
During the searches, cash and cryptocurrency in the amount of 426 million rubles, 600 thousand US dollars and 500 thousand euros were seized from the hackers.
As specified in the FSB, operational-search activities started after the American intelligence services transmitted to Russia information about the identity of the leader of the hackers. According to the FSB, as a result of the operation, the group of hackers in Russia was completely eliminated, and American colleagues were informed about this.