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Canadian charged in 2014 Yahoo data breach set to plead guilty

Monday 27 November 2017 | 08:57 CET | News
A Canadian accused of helping Russian intelligence agents hack Yahoo email accounts in a 2014 breach is set to change his plea to guilty next week, according to court records seen by Reuters. Karim Baratov, a 22-year-old Canadian citizen born in Kazakhstan, recently waived his right to fight a US request for his extradition from Canada. In March, US federal officials indicted four men, including two officers from Russia's Federal Security Service, in connection with the online security breaches at Yahoo, and for stealing personal data that affected hundreds of millions of Yahoo users.

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Categories: Internet
Companies: Google / Yahoo
Countries: Canada / United States / World
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