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“Anonymous International” Hackers Remain Imprisoned In Russia

Hackers calling themselves “Anonymous international” or “Humpty Dumpty” became known a few years ago, when they specialized in the interception of communications and hacking into accounts of high-ranking officials and further selling information over the Internet. Their name is highly connected with the hacking of personal accounts of high-ranking Russian officials and prominent businessmen.

According to investigators, the group consisted of journalist Vladimir Anikeev – he was arrested on November 9 – two other members of the project, Constantine Tepljakov and Alexander Filinov – they were arrested in early December – as well as, according to the Moscow City Court trial investigator Sergei Agouzarov, “other unidentified persons.”

Lawyer Merab Samedov at the meeting said that the leader of the hacker group “Humpty Dumpty” Vladimir Anikeyev, who pleaded guilty to illegal access to computer information, specify others arrested in the case. “In order to ease his punishment for what he did, Anikeev stipulates all of their friends,” he said (quoted by “Interfax”), noting that the investigators have no evidence linking his client to the crime. He added that the name of the official, whose e-mail was hacked, the hackers, it was a classified investigation.


Two day ago, the Moscow city court rejected a complaint for protection of an alleged member of the hacker group “Humpty Dumpty,” Alexander Filinova (also known under the alias the mad Hatter), which demanded the transfer of the accused to house arrest in connection with his aggravated prison health issues.

According to Filinova, he has asthma exacerbations and vegetative-vascular dystonia, as well as frequent attacks of breathlessness. The accused, in November of last year, was arrested in Lefortovo court. After the decision of the Moscow city court, he will remain under arrest until April 5.

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