SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A Canadian man has pleaded responsible to costs stemming from an enormous breach at Yahoo that authorities say was directed by two Russian intelligence brokers and affected a minimum of a half billion consumer accounts.
Karim Baratov appeared in a jail jumpsuit earlier than a federal decide in San Francisco on Tuesday and entered the pleas to at least one rely of conspiracy to commit pc fraud and abuse and eight counts of aggravated id theft.
He’s scheduled for sentencing on Feb. 20.
U.S. regulation enforcement officers name the 22-yr-previous Baratov a “hacker-for-rent” and say he was paid by members of Russia’s Federal Safety Service to entry greater than eighty accounts.
Prosecutors say the Russian brokers used the knowledge they stole from Yahoo to spy on Russian journalists and U.S. and Russian authorities officers.