Russian programmer arrested in Spain on suspicion of cyberattacks – report
MOSCOW, January 19 (RAPSI) – Russian programmer Stanislav Lisov has been arrested in Spain on suspicion of implication in cyberattacks, various Russian media reported Thursday.
Police have arrested the Russian national on the request of Interpol and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) at the airport in Barcelona, Russia Today (RT) quoted his wife Daria Lisova as having said. He was put in the Brians prison in Martorell, a town near Barcelona, in Catalonia. Charges reportedly have not been brought against Lisov yet.
The Russian embassy was officially notified of Lisov’s arrest, according to RIA Novosti. Russia has forwarded a request to the Spanish authorities seeking to inform about reasons and details of the arrest.
Lisov, the resident of the city of Taganrog, is engaged in support and development of websites in Russia, according to his wife. The spouses went to Spain on vacation.
In October 2016, Russia was accused of organizing hacking attacks against the U.S. election systems. However, American authorities presented no evidence of Russia’s involvement in cyberattacks allegedly aimed to affect the presidential election results in the U.S.