“It was she, who, according to media reports, extracted the content from the personal computers and phones of officials and businessmen, whom the hacker group then blackmailed.”
Between October and December 2016, the Federal Security Service (FSB) has arrested Anonymous International/Shaltay-Boltay leader Vladimir Anikeev as well as two of his alleged accomplices Aleksandr Filinov and Konstantin Tepljakov. Vladimir Anikeev’s girlfriend Irina Shevchenko is on the “wanted list”. The FSB has also arrested Ruslan Stoyanov, the former head of Kaspersky Lab’s Computer Incident Investigation Department. Last but not least, the FSB has arrested colonel Sergey Mikhailov and his colleague Major Dmitry Dokuchaev, both senior officers of the 2nd Operational Management of FSB Information Security Center. Follow us on Twitter: @Intel_Today
WARNING — The arrest of the high-ranking officers of the Federal Security Service – Sergey Mikhaylov and Dmitry Dokuchayev may or may not be connected with the case of the Shaltay Boltay hack group. Also, it is not known at this point if this story is related to the “hack” of the 2016 US Presidential election.
Indeed on February 5 2017, Russian media reported that Anikeev has pleaded guilty to unauthorized access to computer information. According to Anikeev’s lawyer Ruslan Koblev:
Anikeev confirmed he is the hacker known as ‘Lewis’
Anikeev denies knowing FSB high-ranking officers Colonel Sergey Mikhailov and Major Dmitry Dokuchaev.
Anikeev is charged only with part 3 of Article 272 (Illegal Access to Computer Information).
Anikeev claims that the arrests of the FSB officers and Kaspersky Lab employee — charged with treason — have nothing to do with his case.
This series will focus on the profiles of the — known — individuals wanted or arrested so far, as well as those who may be arrested in the near future. Their suspected crimes and the global timeline of this affair will also be detailed in two other posts. These posts will be updated whenever additional information is made available.
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Profile of Irina Shevchenko (‘Alice’)
Irina Shevchenko is a citizen of Ukraine. The 30-year-old woman is the girlfriend of Vladimir Anikeev, the founder of the Shaltay Boltay hack group. She lives in Kiev.
Shevchenko met Anikeev in one of the Kiev’s fitness club, where she worked as a trainer. Anikeev’s ex-wife was also working as a trainer in the same club.
Her job consisted in spending much time in coffee shops and restaurants in Moscow. Of course, she would pick places well attended by top officials or rich businessmen.
She would then pretend to be busy with her laptop. Her computer was equipped with a fake Wi-Fi connection, allowing her to download the devices of the customers around her.
She then would pass the information to the Shaltay Boltay boys who would analyze it and look for some incriminating evidence that could be used for blackmail. In case of refusal, the data would be sold online for Bitcoins that ‘Alice’ would cash in Kiev.
Wanted: Girlfriend of Shaltay-Boltay leader Irina Shevchenko — Crime Russia