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Fri Mar 30, 2018, 11:30 AM

Suspected Russian LinkedIn hacker Nikulin reportedly extradited from Czech Republic to US

Source: businessinsider.com/Reuters




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PRAGUE (Reuters) - The Czech Republic has extradited Russian citizen Yevgeniy Nikulin to the United States where he is accused of hacking social networks including LinkedIn, a source with knowledge of the case told Reuters.

The decision by Czech Justice Minister Robert Pelikan defies Russia which had also asked for his extradition after Nikulin was arrested in Prague in cooperation with the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation in 2016.

Czech public radio and the weekly Respekt also reported the extradition. A Czech Justice Ministry spokeswoman could not be immediately reached for comment.

A U.S. federal grand jury in California indicted the 29-year-old Nikulin last year on suspicion of hacking into the U.S.-based social media companies LinkedIn, Dropbox and Formspring in 2012. ................................

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/suspected-russian-hacker-nikulin-extradited-to-us-czech-media-2018-3



Anyone recall what he hacked?? Is it related to the DNC hack?






FILE PHOTO: A man types into a keyboard during the Def Con hacker convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. on July 29, 2017. REUTERS/Steve Marcus A man types into a keyboard during the Def Con hacker convention in Las Vegas Thomson Reuters


Neva @NLong72
1h1 hour ago

He’s the DNC hacker
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Anson Ropp
‏ @SC_Ropp
1h1 hour ago

...and Formspring related to Weiner which is related to the HRC emails

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Neva
‏ @NLong72
1h1 hour ago

Yes
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Sunny Skyes ‏ @SunnySkyes53
3h3 hours ago

Replying to @ShimonPro

Is there a reason they flew him to California?

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Charlieb
‏ @Charliebo711
1h1 hour ago

Maybe all the rooms a Mar a lago were booked up?



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riversedge Mar 2018 OP
MaryMagdaline Mar 2018 #1
pnwmom Mar 2018 #2
Me. Mar 2018 #3
The_jackalope Mar 2018 #4
C_U_L8R Mar 2018 #5

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Mar 30, 2018, 11:34 AM

1. Happy Easter!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Mar 30, 2018, 11:39 AM

2. This likely IS related to the DNC hacking. Nikulin was trying to avoid extradition here

and one of his statements was that the FBI had been there for interviews, and that the FBI was trying to force him to confess to the DNC hacking (not just what he's officially accused of.)

As soon as we filed the extradition papers, Russia stepped in and tried to get him extradited there on much more minor charges. That added to the suspicion that Russia was trying to cover something up, too -- like, possibly, the DNC hacking.


https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/may/30/suspected-russian-hacker-step-closer-to-us-extradition-yevgeniy-nikulin

Nikulin claimed Miller demanded he admit to hacking the DNC servers as part of what the FBI is said to have claimed was a nefarious plot ultimately ordered by Trump, and promised him good treatment in the US if he cooperated. Nikulin wrote that he rejected the offer.

A document among the court papers detailing the interrogation on 7 February confirms Miller and assistant US attorney Michelle J Kane were present in person along with four Czech intelligence officials identified only by their initials.

The document states that Nikulin was read his rights, insisted he was not guilty of the charges, and that the interrogation was concluded after just 29 minutes.

Nikulin’s lawyer suggested the record of the interrogation was incomplete and that his client had fallen victim to an FBI plot. “Do you really imagine that a high-ranking FBI agent is going to travel all the way from San Francisco just to read this guy his rights?”

Others close to the case dismissed the idea of an overarching conspiracy, but conceded there were many unusual elements to the case.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Mar 30, 2018, 11:42 AM

3. Excellent

A nice, big fat prison term will act as both a warning and deterrent

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Response to Me. (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 30, 2018, 11:45 AM

4. Or he cuts a deal that allows prosecutions back up his chain of command... nt

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Mar 30, 2018, 11:46 AM

5. No one talks about LinkedIn

I get connection request from fake accounts almost every day.
At least they're pretty easy to spot. LinkedIn ought to do a better
job of verifying people.

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