According to the hackers, the data has been retrieved from a Samsung GT-I9100 device with MegaFon SIM card (phone No. +7 938 105 18 57, Rostov Oblast), Censor.NET informs citing international volunteer community InformNapalm.
"The information retrieved is valuable because most of the photos from the phone of the FSIN employee include full EXIF data, including exact data of image creation. In addition, they provided videos made by an operative of the 'Mangust' special tasks unit of the Russian Federation's FSIN department in Rostov Oblast, who had repeatedly visited Donbas on short trips to take part in combat actions," InformNapalm notes.
All pictures and videos have also been transferred to the security forces of Ukraine and members of the Ukrainian 'Peacemaker' Center for study of signs of crimes against the national security of Ukraine.
The #FF hacker group reported that they had carried out an operation to track down the subject's personal data, which were confirmed based on captured information about a money order.
It's worth noting that the FSIN employee fighting in the Donbas is regularly trying to hide his face and changing his last name on his social medium page. But the need to make selfies and desire to immortalize his crimes played a low-down trick on him, and the data still has become publicly available.
While analyzing and monitoring the received data, it was established that the owner of the photo and video archive is Reichenau Nikolay Vladimirovich (born on May 17, 1985). His humble wages or money received for killing of Ukrainians allowed him to buy the black Mitsubishi Eclipse car (license plate No. р011не, region code 161 - Rostov Oblast).
Hackers also managed to unveil correspondence in which Nikolay ordered himself a fake stamp for commendation documents. Perhaps, he later provided them to his bosses as a report of his 'heroic actions' in Donbas.
Nikolay's call signs are 'Shturm' [Storm] and 'Kolovrat' [Swastika], and it seems that he admires 'the Third Reich', which is supported by photos found in his archives:
Geography of places visited by the figurant of this investigation is interesting as well. Based on the EXIF data of the photos, it was possible to restore the chronology of the FSIN operative's visits to the Donbas and the training base of the 'Mangust' special purpose unit of FSIN in Rostov Oblast.
Image of March 17, 2015, training base of 'Mangust' special purpose unit of FSIN.
Image of April 27, 2015, Izvaryne, Krasnodon (Ukraine).
Image of April 29, 2015, showing Nikolay Reichenau's call sign 'Shturm' made of Russian Rubles in banknotes worth 5,000 each. Possibly, in this way he was boasting his earnings for participation in combat activities. Approximate calculations show there might be around 250,000 RUB ($3,500) on the picture.
More images of May 12, 2015, showing Nikolay in Russia again during the FSIN unit training.
June 15, 2015. Photo from Russian terrorists-occupied Ukrainian city of Luhansk.
Photo series with the same date. Looks like Nikolay 'Shturm' is trying to make as many photos with weapons as possible, probably, to report to his bosses.
June 24, 2015. Russian special forces operative with 'Novorossia' chevrons is boasting he's at the sea.
Next day, Russian 'tourist' is posing against the 'Shakhtar' stadium in Russian-occupied Donetsk and taking pictures in Ilovaisk.
Aug. 29, 2015. Image from Luhansk again, and against road signs for Artemivsk, Debaltseve, and Vuhlehirsk.
Here we have an interesting document dated July 6, 2015, issued to Nikolay by the so-called 'DPR prosecutor office', in which it is confirmed that he served in the special operations department of the DPR's general prosecutor's office in the period between July 1, 2015 and Oct. 30, 2015 (with the right to bear arms). Probably, this document had also to be submitted to his FSIN bosses to complete the 'business trip'.
The Russian operative's archives also included photos and videos made in January 2015 in the Donetsk airport - a series of the so-called 'materials for report' about the 'winter trip'. One of the photos shows a killed Ukrainian soldier.
"Materials of this research are another confirmation of participation of Russian military personnel in the war in the Donbas. These people on the 'voluntary-compulsory' basis are sent to kill Ukrainians for getting increased financial rewards and occupy Ukraine in the interests of the Russian Federation," the article reads.
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