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22-Year-Old Hacker Pleads Guilty to 2014 Yahoo Hack, Finally Admits Helping Russian Intelligence

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by , 11-29-2017 at 05:06 AM (121 Views)
Karim Baratov, a 22-year-early Kazakhstan-born Canadian citizen, has pleaded guilty to hacking charges more than his involvement in huge 2014 Yahoo data breach that affected all three billion yahoo accounts.
In March, the US Justice Department announced charges adjoining two Russian severity officers (Dmitry Dokuchaev and Igor Sushchin) from Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) and two hackers (Alexsey Belan and Karim Baratov) for breaking into yahoo servers in 2014.

While Karim Baratov (Kay, nom de plumeKarim Taloverov, a.k.a Karim Akehmet Tokbergenov) was arrested in Toronto at his Ancaster domicile by the Toronto Police Department in March this year, Alexsey Belan and both FSB officers currently reside in Russia, strange to be extradited.
In the federal district court in San Francisco in the report on Tuesday, Baratov [URL="https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/canadian-hacker-who-conspired-and-aided-russian-fsb-officers-pleads-guilty"]admitted[/URL] to helping the Russian spies and pleaded condemned to a quantity of nine counts which includes:

. One count of conspiring to violate the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act by stealing information from protected computers and causing damage to protected computers.
. Eight counts of aggravated identity theft.

Prosecutors recognize that FSB officers directed the Yahoo hack and approved Baratov as well as their targets which included journalists, paperwork officials, and technology company employees used email accounts outdoor of Yahoo's system.

[B]"Baratov's role in the charged conspiracy was to hack webmail accounts of individuals of interest to the FSB and send those accounts' passwords to Dokuchaev in exchange for money," his plea agreement reads.
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However, according to Baratov's lawyers, at the time of the crime, Baratov had no idea he was lively connected to Russian FSB agents.
Baratov gained unauthorized entry to at least 80 non-Yahoo email accounts, including at least 50 Google accounts by obtaining their credentials through "spear phishing" attacks.
Baratov's sentencing hearing will be held coarsely speaking 20th February neighboring year in federal district court in San Francisco, where he could incline 70 to 87 months in jail for the first skirmish and 24 months for the identity theft charges.

[B]"The illegal hacking of private communications is a global problem that transcends political boundaries. Cybercrime is not only a grave threat to personal privacy and security, but causes great financial harm to individuals who are hacked and costs the world economy hundreds of billions of dollars every year," US Attorney Brian Stretch said.
"These threats are even more insidious when cybercriminals such as Baratov are employed by foreign government agencies acting outside the rule of law."[/B]

Besides any prison sentence, Baratov has as well as utterly to pay compensation to the Yahoo victims and a pleasurable going on to $2,250,000 (at $250,000 per add details to).
Baratov's arrest is the unaccompanied one in this psychotherapy. The three association men, including two FSB officers and one criminal hacker, currently reside in Russia, in the back whom the United States has no extradition join up.

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