Russian hacking group's leader sentenced to 2 years in prison
MOSCOW, July 6 (RAPSI, Yevgeniya Sokolova) – The Moscow City Court on Thursday sentenced Vladimir Anikeyev, the leader of Russia’s hacking group Shaltai-Boltai, or Humpty Dumpty, to 2 years in prison, RAPSI reports from the courtroom.
Anikeyev was found guilty of getting illegal access to computer information in collusion with a group of people.
Earlier, a prosecutor asked the court to give the defendant a 2.5-year prison term.
From 2013 to 2016, Anikeyev and his accomplices hacked computers, cellphones and tablet computers of Russian citizens and stole information data, according to investigation. In some cases, they put the information for sale on the Internet.
Anikeyev has pleaded guilty to the charges against him.