Alleged Yahoo Email Hacker Denied Bail in Canada

Karim Baratov awaits extradition hearing, likely on June 12.

Dark Reading Staff, Dark Reading

April 12, 2017

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A Canadian citizen whom US officials have tied to the 2014 data breach of 500 million Yahoo accounts has been denied bail by a Canadian court and remanded to custody until May 26, reports Reuters. A hearing on his extradition to the US is likely to take place on June 12.

Justice Alan Whitten agreed with prosecutors that suspect Karim Baratov was a flight risk if given bail.

"Why would he stick around?" the judge said. "He can continue his wealth-generating activities anywhere in the world."

Baratov, who was born in Kazakhstan, and his alleged co-conspirator Alexsey Belan, who is on FBI's most-wanted cybercriminal list, have been charged by the US with working for Russia and being paid to break into Yahoo and non-Yahoo accounts.

Read details on Reuters.                                                                                                                                                               

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