MOSCOW, September 11 (RAPSI) – Member of hacking group Shaltai-Boltai, or Humpty Dumpty, Alexander Filinov, has appealed his three-year-long prison sentence, his lawyer Natalya Zemskova told RAPSI on Monday.
Earlier, the Moscow City Court sentenced Filinov and Konstantin Teplyakov to three years in a penal colony each. Both defendants were charged with getting illegal access to computer information in collusion or within an organized group. Although Teplyakov has pleaded guilty, Filinov denied his involvement in the crime.
On July 6, the Moscow City Court sentenced Vladimir Anikeyev, the leader of Shaltai-Boltai, to 2 years in prison, although prosecution sought 2.5 years behind bars for him. 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.