Moscow court to pass judgement in Russian hacking group case on September 6
MOSCOW, August 30 (RAPSI, Yevgeniya Sokolova) – The Moscow City Court is to pass its judgement in the case of hacking group Shaltai-Boltai, or Humpty Dumpty, on September 6, lawyer Natalia Zemskova told RAPSI on Wednesday.
The court is to read out its decision with regard to two alleged members of the group, Alexander Filinov and Konstantin Teplyakov, whom prosecutors seek to sentence to 2.5 and 3 years in penal colony respectively.
Both defendants are charged with getting illegal access to computer information in collusion or within an organized group. Although Teplyakov has already pleaded guilty, Filinov still denies his involvement in the crime.
Earlier, the Moscow City Court has already sentenced Vladimir Anikeyev, the leader of Shaltai-Boltai, to 2 years in prison, although prosecution sought for him 2.5 years behind bars. Anikeyev has pleaded guilty to the charges.
Anikeyev was found guilty of getting illegal access to computer information in collusion.
According to investigators, from 2013 to 2016 Anikeyev and his accomplices hacked computers, cellphones and tablet computers of Russian citizens and stole their data. In some cases, they offered the stolen information for sale on the Internet.