Jailed Russian hacker Konstantin Kozlovsky claims that a Russian intelligence officer directed him to hack the Democratic National Committee during the 2016 presidential elections, McClatchy reports.
Kozlovsky made the admission in a written interview with Russia’s independent RAIN television channel.
The hacker claims a data signature that he left behind, with the numbers of his Russian passport and the number of his visa to visit St. Martin left as a generic data file saved to the DNC servers.
Kozlovsky also claims that for seven years he was under the control of Major Dmitry Dokuchayev, an officer in Russia’s FSB intelligence service.
Dmitriy Aleksandrovich Dokuchayev, AKA Patrick Nag, was the subject of a federal arrest warrant issued in February and is considered a “most wanted” suspect by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
“From at least January of 2014, continuing through December of 2016, Dmitry Aleksandrovich Dokuchaev is alleged to have conspired with, among