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US Describes Canadian Hacker Prone to Fleeing after Hacking Yahoo Accounts


According to U.S. officials, a man from Canada charged with hacking into numerous e-mail accounts on Yahoo is actually highly endangered of fleeing because he apparently has connection with intelligence agents of Russia.


Law enforcement authorities in USA describe Karim Baratov as certain hacker who is available on hire, with the Russian Federal Security Service paying him. When a request in writing was made to a court in Ontario to arrest Baratov, the authorities that made the request stated that Baratov was financially capable of leaving Canada as well as could wipe out clues associated with his so-called hacking operations at the time of fleeing.


The documents by the authorities stated that because Baratov's conduct was serious, his conduct of making himself be hired for hacking made a public impact, earned him considerably due to his activity, and maintained link with foreign intelligence authorities while had national resources thrown in his favor, it was quite practical to arrest him immediately for detention. Therecord.com posted this, March 20, 2017.


An indictment by US Department of Justice made on March 15 charged Baratov and three others as the indictment depicted security services of Russia joining the cyber-criminals who hacked Yahoo's e-mail accounts. Now, American officials want that Baratov be extradited to USA with sixty days to go when they must get their case ready for the extradition hearing. However, till that time, Baratov will be under provisional arrest. Meanwhile, Baratov owned a PayPal account and the related IP address helped track down his residence and bank account.


The written request further alleges that as per Google records, Baratov distributed spear-phishing e-mails that feigned to be from trusted sources luring recipients to click on web-links or view file attachments inside the e-mails while make them divulge their accounts' authentic login credentials.


Thereafter, Baratov sent screenshots of those e-mail accounts he hacked from Yahoo to Dokuchaev over e-mail followed with demanding fees prior to providing the actual login details. According to a police staff from Toronto, Baratov had infiltrated numerous other accounts on other e-mail clients as well while many latest online sites promote Baratov's hacking offers.

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