Leader of Shaltay-Boltay group is going to take part in fight against hackers

Leader of Shaltay-Boltay group is going to take part in fight against hackers
Vladimir Anikeev

Vladimir Anikeev is going to set up a cyber security consulting company.

Founder and leader of the hacker group Shaltay-Boltay (Humpty Dumpty) Vladimir Anikeev decided to start business in cybersecurity.

“I am thinking about using the brand of Shaltay-Boltay and Anonymous International,” Anikeev told RBC.

As The CrimeRussia reported earlier, Anikeev and his accomplices were arrested for getting illegal access to correspondence of famous people, which they published in their blog and sold to interested parties.

In particular, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, his former press secretary Natalya Timakova, and a number of other politicians and businessmen suffered from the hackers' actions. TV presenter Dmitry Kiselev, presidential aide Andrei Belousov and head of the Sberbank directorate for project management in the housing and utilities sector Yevgeny Kislyakov were officially recognized as the victims in the Shaltay-Boltay case.

Anikeev was sentenced to two years in a colony, since he had fully admitted his guilt and had given testimony against other defendants. In August of this year, he was released.

According to RBC, the leader of Shaltay Boltay is launching a new project. The names of his partners and the sums remain undisclosed.

According to the former hacker, he is going to provide his clients with protection against hacking at several levels, as well as consulting services in the field of cybersecurity. He also added that his company is not going to release its own software due to high cost. In addition, Anikeev told about his plans to launch several anonymous Telegram channels, but promised "not to publish anything illegal there."

“I am in Russia, in St. Petersburg or in Moscow. Even if you do not believe in my moral qualities, that I am now on the good side, then you can believe in common sense. Breaking the law while being here is not right,” he noted.

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