The ex-leader of hacker group “Humpty Dumpty” engaged in the fight against hackers
“Humpty Dumpty” hacked the correspondence of famous people, partially published it in their blog and sold to interested parties. In 2016, the leader of the group Anikeev was sentenced to two years because he pleaded guilty and testified against his accomplices. In August of this year, he was released.
Now Anikeev will be a co-owner of the consulting company. He keeps in secret names of his partners and the volume of investments.
Anikeev said that the company will protect against hacking on several levels. They don’t plan to release its software — it is too expensive.
In addition, Anikeev decided to launch several anonymous Telegram channels, but he won’t “publish anything illegal.”
It is important to note that market participants are skeptical of hackers who start working in companies engaged in information security.
As the Head of “Kaspersky Lab”, Yuri Namestnikov, noted, this business is “built on trust, and reputation is very important.” For example, in the “Kaspersky Lab” do not take people with a cybercriminal past.