Canadian pleads guilty to helping Russian agents in massive breach of Yahoo accounts

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Karim Baratov, the Canadian behind helping Russian intelligence agents break into email ID’s as part of a massive 2014 breach of Yahoo accounts will plead guilty in a US court.

According to court records received by Reuters, Baratov, a 22-year-old Canadian citizen born in Kazakhstan is scheduled to appear in federal court in San Francisco on Tuesday for the plea hearing.

Baratov who earlier this year waived his right to fight a U.S. request for his extradition from Canada was arrested in Canada in March at the request of U.S. prosecutors.

The U.S. Justice Department announced charges in March against Baratov and three other men, including two officers in Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB), for their roles in the 2014 theft of 500 million Yahoo accounts.


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