First official victim in Shaltay-Boltay case - Sberbank Top Manager
Name of the first official victim in the case of Shaltay-Boltay hacker group, under which the project founder Vladimir Anikeev (Lewis) and the group's members Konstantin Teplyakov and Aleksandr Filinov had been arrested, has been revealed.
According to a Rosbalt's source, Director of the Department for project management in the field of housing and communal services of Sberbank of Russia OJSC and Vice-President of Universal Electronic Card (UEC) Federal Authorized Organization Evgeny Kislyakov has been officially recognized as a victim in the scandalous case.
According to the criminal case materials, in February 2016, members of Shaltay-Boltay gained unauthorized access to the Sberbank top manager's mailbox using malicious software; after stealing Kislyakov's personal and official correspondence, they published it on the Internet on March 10, 2016.
Kislyakov's personal and official correspondence
Let us recall that the scandalous project Shaltay-Boltay (also known as Anonymous International hacker group) used to extract sensitive information in various ways for further blackmail and extortion of money from high-ranking officials and businessmen. When the potential victims refused to buy out the information, members of the group either sold it for Bitcoins on online auction sites, or published it on the Internet.
As previously reported by the CrimeRussia, the victims in the criminal case for illegal access to computer information include not less than 30 well-known Russian public figures. In particular, Shaltay-Boltay is suspected of disseminating information from the mail of Presidential Aide Vladislav Surkov (Vladimir Anikeev denies it), publication of correspondence of Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich and Kremlin Chef Evgeny Prigozhin, hacking of Prime Minister Medvedev's Twitter account, as well as the auction sale of correspondence between his press secretary Natalya Timakova and Head of Roskomnadzor Aleksandr Zharov.
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