Trial of Shaltay-Boltay hacker group began
The state prosecution requested the closure of the process in connection with the availability of materials containing state secrets.
Today, August 10, the Moscow City Court began considering the case of Shaltay-Boltay (Humpty Dumpty) hacker group members Alexander Filinov and Konstantin Teplyakov, RAPSI reports.
At the very beginning of the process, the state prosecution requested to hear this case a huis clos in connection with the availability of materials containing state secrets. The court granted this motion. Defense of the defendants asked not to close the judicial investigation from the listeners, the defendants supported this position.
Earlier, the defendants' lawyers stated that the indictment contained no secret information, including the names of persons who are in the status of victims, are widely known, and they themselves have not expressed a desire to have anything to do with this process.
Filinov and Teplyakov are charged with committing a crime under part 3 of Article 272 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Unauthorized Access to Computer Information by a group of persons on preliminary conspiracy or by an organized group). Filinov denied his involvement in the crime, Teplyakov, on the contrary, admitted his guilt.
Earlier, the Moscow City Court sentenced Vladimir Anikeev, the leader of Shaltay-Boltay, to two years in a general-regime colony. He was accused under similar article. Anikeev concluded a pre-trial agreement with the investigation, in connection with which the case was examined in a special order. The verdict did not come into legal force and was appealed by the defense.
Shaltay-Boltay hacker group took wind several years ago. Hackers cracked computers and tablets of high-ranking officials, organizations and the media, and traded stolen information through the Web.
In early November 2017, Basmanny Court of Moscow has satisfied the motion brought by the Main Investigations Directorate in the City of Moscow of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation (ICR) and remanded Aleksander Shukyurov, Director of the Capital Renovation Directorate State Budgetary Institution of Moscow, in custody. The head of the institution subordinate to the Department of Capital Renovation of the City of Moscow that had acted as the client in tenders worth dozens of billions of rubles is suspected of swindling on an especially large scale.