In Kazakhstan, at the request of the United States, the head of the department of the FACCT software developer against cybercrime (formerly Group-IB) Nikita Kislitsin was detained. According to the company's Telegram channel, the arrest took place on June 22.
“According to the information we have, the claims against Kislitsin are not related to his work at FACCT, but are related to a case more than 10 years ago when Nikita worked as a journalist and independent researcher,” the message says.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia on June 28 put Kislitsin on the wanted list, information about this appeared in the database of the department. The Tverskoy Court of Moscow arrested Kislitsin in absentia. In Russia, he is suspected of illegal access to legally protected computer information.
The US Department of Justice reported in 2020 that Kislitsin is one of the suspects in the LinkedIn, Dropbox and Formspring hacking case against Russian hacker Yevgeny Nikulin. No final charges were brought against Kislitsin, since in 2014, with the consent of Group-IB management, he testified to the FBI about hackers collaborating with Russian intelligence services.