1. Yahoo hacking suspect appeals denial of bail in Canada

Yahoo hacking suspect appeals denial of bail in Canada

A Canadian suspected of involvement in a massive 2014 breach of Yahoo email accounts linked to Russia is appealing a decision to hold him in custody pending an extradition hearing, the man's lawyer said on Friday.

By: | Published: May 27, 2017 2:53 AM
Canadian, Russia, Yahoo, Man lawyer, Canada, Amedeo DiCarlo A Canadian suspected of involvement in a massive 2014 breach of Yahoo email accounts linked to Russia is appealing a decision to hold him in custody pending an extradition hearing, the man’s lawyer said on Friday.
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A Canadian suspected of involvement in a massive 2014 breach of Yahoo email accounts linked to Russia is appealing a decision to hold him in custody pending an extradition hearing, the man’s lawyer said on Friday. A bail appeal hearing for Karim Baratov is scheduled for June 5, attorney Amedeo DiCarlo said. Authorities will meet on June 16 to set a date for his hearing to determine if Baratov will be extradited to the United States. Baratov was arrested in March and denied bail in April by a Canadian judge on grounds he was a flight risk.

U.S. prosecutors say Baratov, a Canadian citizen who was born in Kazakhstan, worked with Russian intelligence agents who paid him to break into at least 80 email accounts, including those of specific targets with non-Yahoo accounts. The scheme was part of a theft of some 500 million Yahoo email accounts. DiCarlo said he has not yet received documents from U.S. prosecutors that lay out their case against Baratov.

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