(International Business Times) Spanish authorities have detained a Russian programmer at the request of FBI, Russian media reported Thursday. The detention comes after U.S. intelligence agencies found that Russian hackers were involved in the November 2016 cyberattacks that possibly influenced the presidential election in favor of Donald Trump.
The programmer has been identified as 31-year-old Stanislav Lisov, who was detained on Jan. 13 while he was vacationing with family in Spain. He reportedly works as a systems administration specialist and website developer for a local company in the southern Russian city of Taganrog.
“We were detained at the airport in Barcelona, when we came to return a rented car before flying out to Lyon, to continue our trip and visit friends. When we were getting out of the car, two police officers approached showed us the badge and said they were detaining my husband,” Lisov’s wife Darya told RT.
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