A Russian hacker was arrested by Czech police for past cyberattacks in the U.S.


Prague’s Municipal Court will now have to decide on his extradition to the United States. The professional networking service LinkedIn suggested that the arrest was tied to a 2012 breach of member information which resulted in more than 100 million of its users’ passwords being compromised. “Following the 2012 breach of LinkedIn member information, we have remained actively involved with the FBI’s case to pursue those responsible,” the company said in a statement Wednesday. In the Wednesday statement, the FBI said the man was “suspected of conducting criminal activities targeting U.S. interests,” without other details. U.S. authorities have two months to deliver to their Czech counterparts all the documents necessary for the Czech authorities. Russia wants also to obtain the suspect’s custody.


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