Threat Management, Vulnerability Management

Canada denies bail to hacker Karim Baratov


Yahoo hacker Karim Baratov was denied bail and remanded into custody by a Canadian court until extradition proceedings to the United States are completed.

A Canadian Judge ruled that Baratov is a flight risk due his possible connections to the Russian FSB spy agency, along with multiple bank accounts containing large sums of money, which would make it easier for him to flee before extradition proceeding take place. These could begin as early as June 12, according to CBC News.

Baratov was among four men indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice on charges related to computer hacking, economic espionage including the Yahoo hack that compromised 500 million user accounts. The remaining three suspects are in Russia.

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