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Feds Catch Hacker Supposedly Responsible for Hacking Linkedln

FBI is looking for a 29-year old Russian man, name was yet to be disclosed, to face the charges related to hacking targets in US. The police issued a statement saying that the man was arrested in Prague, capital of the country, after red notice issuance by Interpol early this month for arrest of the suspect.

On Wednesday, Linkedln Corp (LNKD.N) says that arrest was in connection to a breach happened in 2012 at the company. The social networking company claimed that the breach might have compromised user credentials of 100 million, and thus prompted to launch huge password resetting operation.

Reuters.com posted on October 19th, 2016, as per the statement issued by Linkedln that "following the 2012 breach of LinkedIn member information, we have remained actively involved with the FBI's case to pursue those responsible."

The company further said that "we are thankful for the hard work and dedication of the FBI in its efforts to locate and capture the parties believed to be responsible for this criminal activity".

Czech police told that the court would take a decision on whether to deport suspect to United States. TASS, the news agency of Russia, hinted that Russia might fight any attempt of extradition. US and Czech authorities refused to confirm whether this man was the suspect in Linkedln breach, or reveal the filed charges against him. Although, suspect was not connected with the recent cyberattacks in US, which were politically motivated.

Now the court will decide about the suspect, whether or not he will be deported to United States. Russia is believed to fight against this attempt. This year the Linkedln attack has reappeared after lying dormant for four years, once the stolen accounts number during the breach increased from over 6 million accounts to more than 117 million. The leak source was a seller, named Peace. This seller also became famous for selling the accounts related to dating sites Badoo and Fling, as well as VK.Com, which is a social networking giant of Russia.

This month, US government blamed Russia for cyber attacks campaign against the Democratic Party organisations just ahead of presidential election to be held on 8th November. However, Vladimir Putin, Russian President, has said that Russia has no benefit in any hacking scandal.

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