Сourt extended arrest of hacker group Shaltay-Boltay leader's accomplices
Alexander Filinov and Konstantin Teplyakov will remain in custody until April.
The Lefortovo court in Moscow extended the arrest of the alleged accomplices of hacker Vladimir Anikeev (Lewis) - Alexander Filinov and Konstantin Teplyakov, involved in the case of Shaltay-Boltay (Humpty Dumpty).
As the press secretary of the court told TASS, both defendants were taken into custody in November 2016. Now, they will stay in prison until April. Feb. 9, the court will consider the complaint of Filinov on the extension of detention. Teplyakov does not dispute the assigned to him measure of restraint. The court spokesman also recalled that Akikeev’s arrest term was extended until 8 March.
All three hackers are charged under part 3 of Art. 272 of the Criminal Code (Illegal Access to Computer Information protected by law, causing major damage and committed by an organized group by previous concert or by a person using his official position).
As the CrimeRussia previously reported, in the case of Shaltay-Boltay new detentions of FSB ISC officers are expected. Sergey Mikhailov and another ISC officer Dmitry Dokuchaev were detained in December 2016 on suspicion of High Treason (Art. 275 of the Criminal Code).
According to sources, Vladimir Anikeev (Lewis), the founder of the site Shaltay-Boltay, gave testimony against FSB officers. It is assumed that Mikhailov was in charge of the hacker group. However, on Wednesday, February 1, the lawyer of one of the defendants in the case of high treason, Ivan Pavlov refuted this information. According to him, participants in the case of Shaltay-Boltay are not related to the investigation against his client and the other defendants.
The law on limitations and restrictions of anonymizers and VPN services, which obliges them to block websites banned in Russia, has been in force for three months already. However, not a single service has performed it yet.