The high court in Prague (Czech Republic) on 24 November took the decision to extradite Russian hacker Evgeny Nikulin in the United States. About it reports Radio Praha.

In the case of a conviction in the United States Nikulin faces up to 14 years imprisonment.

However, the final decision on extradition will be taken by the Minister of justice of the Czech Republic Robert Pelikan.

22 Oct 30-year-old Russian hacker Evgeniy Nikulin, who was detained in the Czech Republic, USA and in absentia brought accusation in the fact that in 2012 he sent “worm” in one of the LinkedIn employees, stole his credentials and, with their help, gained access to the databases of the company. In the same way affected Dropbox and Formspring.

LinkedIn acknowledged that the leak of 2012 led to the discovery of 100 million passwords of users on the network, which is much higher than previous estimates.

The Russian foreign Ministry said that actively working with the authorities of the Czech Republic to avoid extradition Nikulin in the United States.



Nikulin was detained in Prague on the staff of the investigative division of the criminal police of the Czech Republic in cooperation with the FBI. The man lived with his companion in a hotel in the centre of Prague, and the city moved on an expensive car. During the detention of the Russian was surprised and offered no resistance.

See also: For 9 months in Europe in the U.S. arrested 5 hackers of the Russian Federation

Hacking LinkedIn: the court of the Czech Republic has authorized the extradition to the US of a hacker from Russia 25.11.2017

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