Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Application Security

8/23/2017
06:35 PM
50%
50%

Suspect in Yahoo Breach Pleads Not Guilty

Karim Baratov enters his plea in US Courts today, after waiving his extradition hearing in Canada last week.

A 22-year-old defendant charged for his alleged role in the infamous Yahoo data breach pleaded not guilty today to a 47-count indictment before a federal district court judge in San Francisco, according to media reports.

Karim Baratov is one of four defendants charged with computer intrusion, economic espionage, and conspiracy relating to the Yahoo cyberattack, according to a report in The Daily Beast. The other three defendants are Russian nationals and remain at large, one of which is Igor Sushchin, an undercover Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) agent, while the other two are Dmitry Dokuchaev, a former FSB officer who was arrested by the FSB for treason, and Alexsey Belan, a well-known Russian hacker, the report said.

On Friday, Baratov, a Canadian and Kazakh national, was in Canada where he waived his extradition hearing in a move to get his case heard quickly in US courts. During his US court appearance, another hearing was set for Tuesday, according to Reuters.

Last March, Baratov was arrested in Canada for his role in the 2014 Yahoo data breach, which affected approximately 500 million Yahoo accounts. He allegedly was asked by FSB representatives to target 80 individuals with spearphishing campaigns if their emails were not among the hundreds in the Yahoo batch, and deliver the non-Yahoo email account passwords to Russian handlers, according to The Daily Beast.

Read more about the case here

Dark Reading's Quick Hits delivers a brief synopsis and summary of the significance of breaking news events. For more information from the original source of the news item, please follow the link provided in this article. View Full Bio

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Joe Stanganelli
50%
50%
Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
8/29/2017 | 12:59:46 PM
Re: Perplexed
@Dr.T: More to the point, in the US, it's a Constitutional right where criminal charges are concerned.


(DISCLAIMER: Academic/entertainment purposes only. Neither legal advice nor the creation, implication, affirmation, or acknowledgement of an attorney-client relationship. Ditto for all other comments and posts on this website. For actual legal advice, personally consult with an attorney licensed to practice in your jurisdiction.)
Joe Stanganelli
50%
50%
Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
8/28/2017 | 4:20:27 PM
Re: Verizon / yahoo
@Dr.T: The purchase of Yahoo was more for Yahoo's content assets than for its systems or user base. I don't think VZ particularly cares that much otherwise.
Dr.T
50%
50%
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
8/27/2017 | 6:50:37 PM
Verizon / yahoo
Now that Verizon owns yahoo, do we think the security of their infrastructure and systems are any better?
Dr.T
50%
50%
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
8/27/2017 | 6:49:09 PM
Re: Perplexed
"especially if his assets are frozen" That would be very good, there has to be a precedence set for this case.
Dr.T
50%
50%
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
8/27/2017 | 6:47:26 PM
Re: Perplexed
" a speedy trial could well be to his benefit" Agree. Speedy trial will benefit everybody, including Yahoo.
Dr.T
50%
50%
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
8/27/2017 | 6:46:15 PM
Re: Perplexed
"expedite extradition to be tried in the US" I agree, this should be done quite easily for many countries but when it comes to Russia it may not be that easy.
Dr.T
50%
50%
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
8/27/2017 | 6:44:54 PM
Suspect ?
I did not know there was suspect on this issue, that is good, he can plead not guilty that will not change final outcome if he is at fault.
Joe Stanganelli
50%
50%
Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
8/26/2017 | 10:17:08 AM
Re: Perplexed
@Ryan: I definitely see your point, but if he really is innocent and believes he will be exonerated, a speedy trial could well be to his benefit -- especially if his assets are frozen. There may be other factors at play, too. Who knows?
RyanSepe
50%
50%
RyanSepe,
User Rank: Ninja
8/24/2017 | 6:38:20 AM
Perplexed
I find it quite odd that you would expedite extradition to be tried in the US, especially when you intended to plead innocent.
Data Privacy Protections for the Most Vulnerable -- Children
Dimitri Sirota, Founder & CEO of BigID,  10/17/2019
Sodinokibi Ransomware: Where Attackers' Money Goes
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  10/15/2019
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon
Current Issue
7 Threats & Disruptive Forces Changing the Face of Cybersecurity
This Dark Reading Tech Digest gives an in-depth look at the biggest emerging threats and disruptive forces that are changing the face of cybersecurity today.
Flash Poll
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2019-18214
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-19
The Video_Converter app 0.1.0 for Nextcloud allows denial of service (CPU and memory consumption) via multiple concurrent conversions because many FFmpeg processes may be running at once. (The workload is not queued for serial execution.)
CVE-2019-18202
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-19
Information Disclosure is possible on WAGO Series PFC100 and PFC200 devices before FW12 due to improper access control. A remote attacker can check for the existence of paths and file names via crafted HTTP requests.
CVE-2019-18209
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-19
templates/pad.html in Etherpad-Lite 1.7.5 has XSS when the browser does not encode the path of the URL, as demonstrated by Internet Explorer.
CVE-2019-18198
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-18
In the Linux kernel before 5.3.4, a reference count usage error in the fib6_rule_suppress() function in the fib6 suppression feature of net/ipv6/fib6_rules.c, when handling the FIB_LOOKUP_NOREF flag, can be exploited by a local attacker to corrupt memory, aka CID-ca7a03c41753.
CVE-2019-18197
PUBLISHED: 2019-10-18
In xsltCopyText in transform.c in libxslt 1.1.33, a pointer variable isn't reset under certain circumstances. If the relevant memory area happened to be freed and reused in a certain way, a bounds check could fail and memory outside a buffer could be written to, or uninitialized data could be disclo...