Russian hacking group leader denied parole
MOSCOW, January 12 (RAPSI, Nikita Shiryayev) – The Lefortovsky District Court of Moscow on Friday dismissed a motion for parole filed by Vladimir Anikeyev, the leader of Russia’s hacking group Shaltai-Boltai, or Humpty Dumpty, RAPSI correspondent reported from the courtroom.
The Moscow City Court sentenced Anikeyev to 2 years in prison in July. The man was found guilty of getting illegal access to computer information in collusion with a group of people.
Two other group members, Alexander Filinov and Konstantin Teplyakov, have received 3 years in prison each. The Supreme Court of Russia has 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.