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Alleged Hacker Waives Extradition


A Canadian man charged of carrying out distressing cyberattacks on Yahoo waved his right to deportation hearing on Friday and soon will be handed over to US officers. 22-year old Karim Baratov, an immigrant from Kazakhastan, was arrested on a US warrant in Mar. for supposed hacking, related crimes and commercial spying.


A spokesman of Amedeo DiCarlo, his lawyer, says that Karim Baratov wish to expedite this case as well as address the charges. Baratov has signed the documents by agreeing to waive hearing, on Fri., in front of a Hamilton judge after evaluating this decision for few months.


Theglobeandmail.com posted on August 18th, 2017, stating that Andrew Goodman, Superior Court Justice of Ontario, warned Karim Baratov that this step may leave him exposed to more charges in US, which prompted the lawyer of 22-year old to confirm that his client knew about the consequences of his choice.


As per the court order, marshals can come any time to arrest Karim Baratov. DiCarlo said that the arrest can happen even on Fri., but possibly within 2 weeks. Today is only for addressing the judge and indicating our decision, and he thinks that this will be last process in Canada. Waiving the extradition hearing decision, fasten his opportunity of addressing the charges.


The extradition hearing for Karim Baratov was scheduled for early Sep., although Amedeo DiCarlo, his lawyer, in June, suggested that his client might opt out in case talks with the American officials proved successful. He will not comment on Fri. about discussions with US, as he did not want to compromise on any negotiations.


Baratov got arrested in his Ancaster home on 14th Mar., after the US authorities has charged him with very serious identity theft, and conspiring for committing fraud in relation to a hacking scheme that was allegedly got organized by the Russian intelligence agents. Last September, Yahoo says that minimum 500 Mn user accounts information got stolen by a cyberattack 2 yrs. ago. Baratov is charged for hacking 80 accounts of Yahoo, and faces imprisonment for 20 yrs. in the US, if found guilty.


DiCarlo believes that Baratov is "small fish" in whole scheme, and seems to have involved in breaching around 500 Mn email accounts of Yahoo that got used for the financial or the political gain.

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