The court arrested in absentia a member of the “Humpty Dumpty”, to sell information for bitcoin
Lefortovo court of Moscow on 26 October sanctioned the arrest in absentia of one of the co-founders of the hacker group “Humpty Dumpty” Alexander Glasstech. About this informed the Agency “Interfax”. According to a spokesperson, the court decided to elect Glazastik a measure of restraint in form of detention for two months.
He was charged under part 3 of article 272 of the criminal code (“Illegal access to computer information, committed by group of persons on preliminary arrangement”). The term of imprisonment will be calculated from the moment of arrest or the extradition of the accused, who is presumed to be in Estonia.
According to law enforcement, Glazastik was one of the founders of the hacker group “Humpty Dumpty”, also known as “Anonymous international”. The group effect in 2013— 2016 years, specialized in hacking accounts of senior Russian officials, large companies and media, and online sales of stolen correspondence and data. Thus, the court had previously recognized the victims of the Russian presidential aide Andrei Belousov, a top Manager of Sberbank Evgeny Kislyakova, TV presenter Dmitry Kiselev and Elena Morozova from the group “Amount”. It is also possible the victims have been named the press— Secretary of Prime Minister Natalya Timakova and the Deputy chief of management of domestic policy of Russia Timur Prokopenko, however, they said the lack of damage.
Alexander Glazastik posted in “Humpty— Boltai” for working with cryptocurrencies: it was distributed among the participants of the bitcoins received from the sale of information. For example, the correspondence press Secretary to the Prime Minister Timakova, sold through the auction site “Exchange of information”, the hackers managed to gain 150 bitcoins ($34,000 in 2015 prices). According to estimates Glasstech, which he gave in an interview two years activities of hackers earned about $2 million.
Also Glazastik claimed to journalists that he and his companions were guided not so much by selfish reasons, but because of disagreement with the policy implemented by the Russian authorities, and a large part of the funds received were spent for production needs. According to him, at some stage the work of “Anonymous international” began to coordinate the FSB, who used the extracted information in their own interests, and was subsequently convicted on charges of treason in favor of the United States.
In July 2017, the Moscow city court has sentenced to two years in a General regime colony of the group leader Vladimir Anikeev. In August 2018 it was released. Were later arrested two members of the group — Konstantin Teplyakov, Alexander Filinov. In September 2017, the Moscow city court found them guilty.
Another member of the group, journalist Andrei Nekrasov (Hatter), who led the website the “Exchange of information”, declared wanted, but in 2015 he was granted political asylum in Lithuania.
Alexander Glazastik in 2014 does not leave Estonia. Last year he appealed to the former President of the Republic Toomas Hendrik Ilves asking for help in obtaining political asylum. The Estonian authorities continue to consider his request, but Russia unlikely to extradite him, given the political nature of the case.