Members of Shaltay-Boltay arrested for hacking of influential businessmen’s correspondence
According to a source, information that hackers were caught on the publication of correspondence of Surkov and other officials of the Ministry of Defence is not true.
Participants of hacker group Shaltay-Boltay – leader Vladimir Anikeev (Lewis) and his partners Konstantin Teplyakov (the March Hare) and Aleksander Filinov (Hatter), were arrested after hacking accounts of influential businessmen unknown to general public. This was reported on Business FM with reference to a source in law enforcement agencies.
According to an interlocutor of radio station, information distributed by some media according to which the expected leader of group of hackers Vladimir Anikeev was detained after its members ‘merged’ correspondence of special advisor to the president Vladislav Surkov in the Ukrainian media, is not true. He also did not confirm the version that arrest of persons involved can be connected with theft of documents of the Ministry of Defence.
Moreover, the source once again emphasized that arrest of the high-ranking officers of the Federal Security Service - Sergey Mikhailov and Dmitry Dokuchayev is not connected with the case of Shaltay-Boltay in any way.
Earlier the CrimeRussia with reference to Rosbalt reported that the staff of FSB found all members of the Shaltay-Boltay group via the hacked Anikeev's phone. The mobile phone which Lewis used during stay in Thailand fell into hands of intelligence agencies. Despite security measures, security officers managed to hack all messengers, to establish members of Anonymous International and to entice some of them to Russia. As a result of special operation Vladimir Anikeev, Konstantin Teplyakov and Alexander Filimonov were detained.
The billionaire colonel who held the post of head of the regional Economic Security Department, and then Economic Security and Anti-Corruption Department for more than 12 years, kept his 1 billion ($15.2 mln) in bank accounts.