She allegedly received “verbal recommendations” from the special services.
Konstantin Teplyakov, a member of the Shaltai Dumpty hacker group, told RBC in an interview that it had cooperated with the FSB. On January 9, Teplyakov was conditionally released from prison.
Teplyakov said that the head of the group Vladimir Anikeev kept in touch with the FSB.
[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Anikeev took the risks associated with communication with the outside world, government officials and special services, it was part of his work. Since August 2015, he has worked closely with the FSB. There were proofs of this, he brought instructions for work, demands to start a business, and some – to stop it. These were verbal recommendations.[/perfectpullquote]
Teplyakov suggested that Anikeev contacted the officers of the Center for Information Security of the FSB. At the end of 2016, the head of the CIB Sergey Mikhailov, his subordinate Dmitry Dokuchaev and the manager of Kaspersky Lab Ruslan Stoyanov were arrested on charges of treason. They were accused of collaborating with US intelligence agencies.
Anikeev, in a conversation with RBC, stated that Teplyakov has an “indirect relationship” to the group.
[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]He [Teplyakov] carried out random assignments, which then became episodes of the case. He knows about the group a little more than the average inhabitant. In Peter, I was wandering about my personal affairs, since I lived in this city.[/perfectpullquote]
The participants of Shaltay Dumpty, also known as the Anonymous International, broke into correspondence of famous people, including Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, his press secretary Natalia Timakova and Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich. The group gained fame in 2013 when it published the text of Putin’s congratulations prior to the start of the broadcast.
Anikeeva was detained in October 2016, he fully admitted guilt. In December, two more members of the group were detained – Alexander Filinov and Konstantin Teplyakov. Anikeev was sentenced to two years in prison and released in August 2018. Filinov and Teplyakov received a three-year colony.