Russian hacking group leader appeals ruling of Moscow court
MOSCOW, June 18 (RAPSI) – Vladimir Anikeyev, the leader of Russia’s hacking group Shaltai-Boltai, or Humpty Dumpty, who was sentenced to two years in a penal colony, has appealed the ruling of the Lefortovsky District Court of Moscow refusing to change remaining prison term to a fine, the press-service of the court has told RAPSI.
The appeal will be heard on June 19.
On May 24, the Moscow court dismissed a petition filed by Anikeyev.
Earlier, Anikeyev also petitioned for parole but the court dismissed his motion in January.
The Moscow City Court sentenced Anikeyev to 2 years in prison in July 2017. 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.
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.