Russian LinkedIn, Dropbox Hacker Says Trial Was Flawed

By Grace Dixon (August 27, 2020, 2:49 PM EDT) -- A Russian man found guilty of orchestrating the 2012 cyberattacks against LinkedIn and Dropbox has urged a California federal judge to acquit him on all charges, arguing that his conviction rested on unreliable circumstantial evidence.

On Tuesday, counsel for 32-year-old Yevgeniy Aleksandrovich Nikulin argued that evidence did not support the jury's conviction of computer intrusion, identity theft and other charges stemming from the attack that compromised 100 million users' data. Nikulin urged a California federal judge to grant him acquittal or, alternatively, a new trial.

"The jury could only have found Mr. Nikulin guilty of these crimes by use of conjecture...

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