FSB conducts special operation to take Shaltay-Boltay’s files from Ukraine
Anonymous International founder, who is now in jail, reported that he had stored his databases with stolen information in a Kiev apartment.
The criminal case against Shaltay-Boltay founder Vladimir Anikeev has been sent to the Moscow City Court, reported Rosbalt.
According to its source, the process will not take much time, as Anikeev has confessed and is actively cooperating with the investigation. The preliminary hearings are still to be scheduled, but, according to the source, the whole process will take a session or two.
Thanks to Anikeev's testimony, the investigators found out that the information carriers with the hacked archives are stored in Kiev. Since it was impossible to get assistance from Ukrainian law enforcement officers due to political differences between the countries, the investigators turned to the FSB. In a special operation, the security officers managed to secretly take the archive with stolen information from the neighboring country.
Shaltay-Boltay (also known as the Anonymous International) is a group of hackers who hacked personal e-mail boxes of political and public figures. Anikeev has been charged under part 3 of Art. 272 of the Criminal Code (Illegal Access to Computer Information) with six counts: hacking of the mailboxes belonging to Elena Morozova from the Summa group, Sberbank top manager Yevgeny Kislyakov, press secretary of Russian Prime Minister Natalia Timakova, general director of Rossiya Segodnya news agency Dmitry Kiselev, Presidential Administration employee Timur Prokopenko, and also presidential aide Andrei Belousov.
The investigators are currently working with two FSB officers: deputy head of the Information Security Center of the special service Sergey Mikhailov and his colleague, the senior operative of the 2nd department of Information Security Center and a former hacker Dmitry Dokuchaev. According to some reports, Mikhailov and Dokuchaev provided patronage for Shaltay-Boltay.
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