Feds Seek 12 Years For Russian LinkedIn, Dropbox Hacker

Law360 (September 23, 2020, 7:33 PM EDT) -- A Russian man found guilty of orchestrating the 2012 cyberattacks against LinkedIn and Dropbox asked a California federal judge on Wednesday to sentence him to time served, a day after prosecutors urged the court to hand down a much harsher sentence of 12 years in prison.

In a filing made Tuesday, the government argued that Yevgeniy Aleksandrovich Nikulin, 32, had shown "no remorse or regret" for his actions, and said he poses a "significant risk" of further criminal activity, in part because he will be deported to his home country of Russia after he serves his sentence.

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