Russian hacking group leader sentenced to 2 years in prison seeks parole
MOSCOW, December 22 (RAPSI, Nikita Shiryayev) - Vladimir Anikeyev, the leader of Russia’s hacking group Shaltai-Boltai, or Humpty Dumpty, who had been sentenced to 2 years in prison, filed a motion for parole, RAPSI reported from the Lefortovsky District Court of Moscow on Friday.
The court will consider the petition on January 12.
The Moscow City Court sentenced Anikeyev in July. The man was found guilty of getting illegal access to computer information in collusion with a group of people.
Two other members of the group, Alexander Filinov and Konstantin Teplyakov, were given 3 years in prison each. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court of Russia upheld their sentence.
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.