One of the members of the hacker team “Humpty Dumpty” told in an interview with Financial Times that he intends to seek asylum in Estonia. The interlocutor of the newspaper, introduced himself as Alexander, said that he considered himself the last remaining free member of the group.
As notes the edition, Alexander confirmed that he is a member of the “Humpty Dumpty back together again” by showing e-mails between the reporter and account groups, as well as your photo with Vladimir Anikeyev, who is considered the founder of “Humpty”.
According to Alexander Anikeyev, also known under the alias Lewis, he met in St. Petersburg in 2003. Ten years after this meeting, Lewis asked him to help organize the leakage of the dirt on senior Russian officials. “Weary with his work in mobile marketing and dissatisfied with the rigid policy of [Russian President Vladimir] Putin, he agreed,” writes the FT.
According to the interlocutor of the edition, “Humpty Dumpty” was selling information obtained online with bitcoins and was becoming “increasingly commercial”. “I thought I was about to leave the group, but I already knew too much,” admitted Alexander.
For the sale of the data group received from $1 million to $2 million, with the bulk of the income was spent on “operating expenses,” says Alexander. He said that most of the time spent in Thailand, and Anikeev moved to Ukraine. They were in correspondence through encrypted chat rooms, said the hacker.
Alexander could not say how many people participated in the activities of the group. According to him, in addition to Anikeeva, he was acquainted with Konstantin Teplyakov, who was arrested in the same case. Another defendant in the case — Alexander Filinova — he heard nothing.
Anikeeva about the arrest became known on January 28. He luvinate in nezakonnom access to computer systems. However, as reported by “Rosbalt”, the journalist was arrested in October 2016 and immediately began to cooperate with the investigation.
February 1, the press Secretary of the Lefortovo court Ekaterina Krasnova said that in the case Anikeeva arrested two of his alleged accomplices — Alexander Filinov and Konstantin Teplyakov.
Hackers from the group “Humpty Dumpty” at different times published the correspondence between Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, the Deputy chief of Department of internal policy of presidential administration of Russia Timur Prokopenko and chief editor of the Life channel Aram Gabrelyanov. “Humpty Dumpty” also reported that hackers from the group Fancy Bear, who laid out data from a compromised database world anti-doping Agency (WADA) took about doping athletes, are related to GRU, the Russian defense Ministry.