Court extended term of Shaltay-Boltay two hackers' arrest for six months
Hearings on the case of Konstantin Teplyakov and Aleksandr Filinov will be held in closed session, as the materials of the case has the label secret.
The Moscow City Court extended the detention period for Konstantin Teplyakov and Aleksandr Filinov, the alleged members of the hacker group Shaltay-Boltay (Humpty Dumpty), accused of illegal access to computer information, for half a year. This is reported by the TASS correspondent from the Moscow City Court, where the trial began.
The court extended the term of detention for Filinov and Teplyakov for six months, preliminary hearings were postponed until August 4, as a new lawyer joined the case, she needs to get acquainted with the case materials," said lawyer of one of the defendants Natalia Zemskova.
The materials of the case contain the label 'secret', so the case will be heard close-door, without the participation of listeners and representatives of the media.
Leader of the Shaltay-Boltay group Vladimir Anikeev and his possible accomplices - Alexander Filinov and Konstantin Teplyakov - were arrested in November last year. They were charged under part 3 of Art. 272 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Unauthorized Access to Computer Information that caused major damage and committed by an organized group by prior conspiracy or by a person using his official position).
The Moscow City Court sentenced Anikeev to two years in prison on July 6. The verdict was appealed, but the date of the appeal's consideration has not yet been appointed. Anikeev admitted his guilt and testified against his accomplices, and the criminal case against him was separated and was examined in a special order.
The final charge included six episodes of improper access to computer information, including the hacking of press secretary of the Russian Prime Minister Natalia Timakova and Deputy Head of the Internal Policy Department of the Presidential Administration Timur Prokopenko e-mails. At the same time, they are not victims of the case.
As previously reported by TASS, a source familiar with the case, there are also mentioned Elena Morozova from the Suma group of companies, employee of Sberbank Yevgeny Kislyakov, journalist and TV presenter Dmitry Kiselev, Presidential Aide Andrey Belousov. All of them are recognized as victims.
General’s son Mikhail Sal’nikov, Professor of the Department of Theory of Government and Law at the St. Petersburg University of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) of the Russian Federation, has been detained for real estate fraud. Amid other corruption crimes hitting the headlines, this offense does not seem a high-profile one. But the point is that this is not the first criminal case instituted against professor Sal’nikov, and he is not the only relative of MIA general Viktor Sal’nikov having problems with the law.