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Yahoo Hack Suspect to be Extradited to US

Karim Baratov, accused of working with Russian intelligence for the 2014 Yahoo breach, has waived an extradition hearing.

Karim Baratov, who is in custody in Canada for his alleged role in the 2014 Yahoo data breach, will soon be handed over to US marshals after deciding not to fight extradition to the states.

Baratov was among four individuals indicted in March of 2017 for their roles in hacking Yahoo systems and stealing information from some 500 million Yahoo accounts. DoJ's indictments charged that Russian nationals and agents of Russian intelligence agency FSB Dmitry Aleksandrovich Dokuchaev, 33, and Igor Anatolyevich Sushchin, 43, allegedly hired one of the FBI's Most Wanted cybercriminals, Alexsey Alexseyevich Belan, aka "Magg," 29, a Russian national and resident, along with Canadian and Kazakh national Baratov, aka "Kay," 22, to conduct a cyber attack and breach of Yahoo.

Amadeo DiCarlo, Baratov's attorney, said the move to waive the hearing is the "quickest route into the U.S." and that they are "anxious" to get him to the US and allow him to face the US charges, CBC reports.

"The court order is already in place to have the marshals come up to pick up Karim," DiCarlo said. The move is expected to happen within two weeks.

Baratov's legal team say he was ignorant of what he was doing and for whom in relation to the Yahoo case. 

Read more at CBC.

 

 

 

 

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