Russian Hacker Who Allegedly Hacked LinkedIn and Dropbox Extradited To Us



A Russian man blamed for hacking LinkedIn, Dropbox, and Formspring in 2012 and conceivably bargaining individual points of interest of more than 100 million clients, has argued not blameworthy in a U.S. government court subsequent to being removed from the Czech Republic.

evgeniy Aleksandrovich Nikulin, 30, of Moscow was captured in Prague on October 5, 2016, by Interpol specialists working in a joint effort with the FBI, yet he was as of late removed to the United States from the Czech Republic on Thursday for his first appearance in government court.

Nikulin's capture begun a removal fight between the United States and Russia, where he faces essentially lesser criminal accusations of taking $3,450 by means of Webmoney in 2009. Be that as it may, the Czech Republic decided for the United States.

In the U.S., Nikulin is confronting


  • 3 counts of computer intrusion
  • 2 counts of intentional transmission of information, code, or command causing damage to a protected computer
  • 2 counts of aggravated identity theft
  • 1 count of trafficking in unauthorized access devices
  • 1 count of conspiracy
 As indicated by the most extreme punishments for each check, Nikulin faces a greatest of 32 years in jail and a monstrous fine of more than $1 Million.

The U.S. Equity Department blamed Nikulin for supposedly hacking into PCs having a place with three American web-based social networking firms, including LinkedIn, the online distributed storage stage Dropbox and now-outdated long range informal communication firm Formspring.


Nikulin apparently accessed LinkedIn's system between March 3 and March 4, 2012, Dropbox between May 14 and July 25, 2012, and Formspring between June 13 and June 29, 2012.

The programmer supposedly stole records of in excess of 117 Million LinkedIn clients and in excess of 68 Million Dropbox clients. Specialists additionally say that in the wake of taking information from the three organizations, Nikulin worked with anonymous co-schemers to offer the stolen information.

Other than hacking into the three online networking firms, the Justice Department likewise blamed Nikulin for professedly accessing certifications having a place with LinkedIn and Formspring representatives, which helped him complete the PC hacks.

Nikulin showed up in Federal District Court in San Francisco on Friday and argued not blameworthy to the charges against him, the New York times revealed.

"This is profoundly disturbing conduct by and by exuding from Russia," said Attorney General Jeff Sessions in an announcement. "We won't endure criminal digital assaults and will make it a need to examine and indict these violations, paying little mind to the nation where they begin."

Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley booked Nikulin's next court appearance for status on April 2, 2018, and planned a confinement hearing for April 4, 2018.
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