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4/10/2017
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Extradition Hearing Expected Soon for Alleged LinkedIn, DropBox Hacker

Yevgeniy Nikulin is wanted in the US for breaches involving LinkedIn Corp, Dropbox, and Formspring.

The Prague Municipal Court is expected to soon hold a hearing on the extradition requests of Russian citizen Yevgeniy Nikulin by both the US and Russia in connection with alleged hack cases, Reuters reports. Nikulin was arrested in Prague last year by Czech authorities with assistance from the FBI.

The Russian had been indicted by a US jury last October for hacking social media companies LinkedIn Corp, Dropbox, and Formspring. He is also wanted by Russia in connection with a $3,450 online theft case in 2009.

The LinkedIn breach that occurred in 2012 was reported to have impacted 100 million users.

Read more on Reuters.

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4/11/2017 | 3:24:57 PM
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