Η ιδρύτρια του Sci-Hub, Alexandra Elbakyan, ανέφερε ότι μετά από μια νομική διαδικασία, το Ομοσπονδιακό Γραφείο Ερευνών (Federal Bureau of Investigations ή απλά fbi) απέκτησε πρόσβαση στα δεδομένα του λογαριασμού της στην Google.
Google itself informed her of the data release this week, noting that due to the court decision, the company was not able to inform it earlier.
In January 2021, Twitter suspended the official Sci-Hub account, and since then all site updates have appeared on Elbakyan's personal account. A new tweet this week reveals that Google had to hand over its FBI account details.
In an email to Elbakyan dated March 2, 2022, Google announced that following an order issued by the FBI, the company had to hand over the data from Elbakyan's account. According to Google, the court ruling required the company to keep the FBI request a secret.
The big question remains - why was the research done?
Δεδομένης της κλίμακας του Sci-Hub και της φήμης του σε όλο τον κόσμο, είναι πιθανό να βρίσκεται σε εξέλιξη κάποια έρευνα παραβίασης πνευματικών δικαιωμάτων στις Ηνωμένες Πολehwhich could lead to prosecution of Elbakyan and others involved in the project. However, more serious complaints have been made in the past.
In December 2019, for example, the Washington Post reported that Elbakyan was being investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice USA on the suspicion that he "may" be working with Russian intelligence to "steal US military secrets".
No evidence was released to support these claims, but the publication said Elbakyan may have collected credentials connections from journal subscribers to access academic literature.
Alexandra Elbakyan (@ringo_ring) March 3, 2022
“Ξέρω ότι υπάρχουν κάποιοι λόγοι για να με υποψιάζεσαι: τελικά, έχω εκπαίδευση στην ασφάλεια των υπολογιστών και ήμουν hobby hacker in adolescence," Elbakyan said. "But hacking is not my profession and I have no business with any intelligence agency."
He added: "I think whether I'm a Russian spy is being investigated by her government of the US since they found out about Sci-Hub, and that makes a lot of sense: a Russian project, using university accounts to access some information, of course it's suspicious, but in fact Sci-Hub was a personal project of mine ".