Vladimir Aniceto: Vitaliy Belousov / RIA Novosti
The leader of the hacker group “Humpty Dumpty” Vladimir Anikeev was released from prison. RNS reported, citing a Deputy judge of the Lefortovsky district court of Minsk Elena Bychkova.
According to Bychkova, Anikeeva released from custody from the courtroom on August 3. He should have been released from prison in November of 2018, but from July 2017, the head of the hacker group stayed in jail. Under the new law, one day in detention counts as two days in a colony-settlement, so Anikeev was released early.
The Chapter “Humpty Dumpty” was arrested in October 2016. The group was charged with the interception of the conversations and hacking into accounts of high-ranking officials, large companies and media. All of the extracted information, the hackers sold online.
Anikeev admitted his guilt and signed a contract with the investigation. He was sentenced to two years in a General regime colony under article for illegal access to computer information (Article 272 of the criminal code). Another two participants of “Humpty Dumpty,” Alexander and Konstantin Filinova Teplyakova sentenced to three years in a General regime colony. Three other members of the group are still wanted.
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