All victims in Shaltay-Boltay case to be known by end of week
In the near future, the leader of the hacker group will be charged in the final version.
The Investigation Department of the FSB completed the investigation of the criminal case against the leader of the hacker project Shaltay-Boltay (Humpty Dumpty) Vladimir Anikeev (Lewis). The source of Rosbalt in law enforcement agencies says that the suspect will be charged in the final version on Friday, April 7. Lawyer of the hacker Ruslan Koblev confirmed this information.
It is known that in the case of hacking personal correspondence and mail boxes of high-ranking officials and businessmen four victims appear. However, the investigation has officially announced the name of only one of them - former top manager of Sberbank Evgeny Kislyakov. It is assumed that the remaining victims of Shaltay-Boltay actions are TV presenter Dmitry Kiselev, Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration Internal Policy Department Timur Prokopenko and Spokesman of the Prime Minister Natalia Timakova. The latter, in turn, has already expressed her willingness to cooperate with the investigation in the framework of the investigation of the sensational case. Prokopenko and Kiselev personally appealed to the FSB with applications to recognize them as victims. Whether this information was confirmed it will be known on Friday on the announcement of the final version of the prosecution.
As the CrimeRussia previously wrote, Vladimir Anikeev is charged with four episodes of criminal activity against different persons under part 3 of Article 272 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Unlawful Access to Computer Information). The leader of the hacker group concluded a deal with the investigation, which allows him to count on a mild punishment.
It should be noted that an investigation of Shaltay-Boltay case, under which other hackers, Alexander Filinov and Konstantin Teplyakov, are accused, is still ongoing. In addition, the case is being investigated against the FSB Colonel, Deputy Head of the FSB Information Security Center (ISC) Sergey Mikhailov, and his colleague, senior operative of the 2nd Department of the ISC's operational department, former hacker Dmitry Dokuchaev. Mikhailov and Dokuchaev are accused of High Treason (Article 275 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). Representatives of the investigation officially stated that the criminal cases of Shaltay-Boltay and the intelligence officers are not connected in any way, however, according to sources, Mikhailov oversaw the activities of hackers and leaked information to them.
Evidence of Solntsevskie leaders’ acquaintance with State Duma deputy and Hero of Russia Vladimir Shamanov and Lokomotiv trainer Yury Syomin was photos of them together, obtained by Spanish investigators from the smartphone of one of the gang leaders Arnold Spivakovsky (Tamm), who was arrested in the Costa del Sol last year in the framework of the police operation dubbed Oligarch.