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'Hacker-For-Hire' Cops To Role In Russian Yahoo Email Leak

Law360, Los Angeles (November 28, 2017, 11:26 PM EST) -- A Canadian “hacker-for-hire” admitted Tuesday to breaking into Yahoo’s systems to steal information on at least 500 million user accounts in 2014 as part of a job he did for Russian government agents, according to a plea deal that calls for a fine of up to $2.3 million.

Karim Baratov copped to eight charges related to the alleged conspiracy to hack webmail accounts for the Russian Federal Security Service, including conspiring to violate the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and aggravated identity theft, prosecutors said on...
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