22-year-old canadian citizen Baratov Karim, a native of Kazakhstan, is accused by the United States to assist Russian security services in a large-scale attack on the Yahoo servers in 2014
Baratov Karim, who will appear before a Federal court in San Francisco on November 28, ready to plead guilty in the case of a cyber attack against Yahoo â€“ one of the largest in the history of break-ins of computer networks. About it reports Reuters, citing court documents.
A native of Kazakhstan at the moment is the only detainee in the case. In March, the U.S. Department of justice has formally charged two officers of the Federal security service of Russia, Dmitry Dokuchaev and Igor Susino, as well as two civilians â€“ Alexei Belan and Karim Baratova.
The latter, according to investigators, are professional hackers hired by the employees of the Russian special services.
As a result of hacking has been stolen personal information of more than 500 million users of the mail services of Yahoo, Google and other providers. In the list of victims â€“ not less than 150 thousand residents of the United States.
At the court session chaired by judge Vince Chhabria, scheduled for November 28, is expected to the so-called “change statements” of the defendant. In August Baratov, a canadian citizen, refused to plead guilty, among other things, conspiracy to organize cybercrimes and conspiracy to commit identity theft.
Lawyer Andrew Baratova magazine declined to comment. Official representative of the Federal Prosecutor’s office of San Francisco on the request is not answered.
Baratov Karim, who was arrested in March at the request of U.S. authorities, signed a formal consent in a canadian court transfer to court enforcement officers of the state of California. Lawyer Amedeo DiCarlo said that his client wants to accelerate the trial of his case in the United States.
Just Dokuchaev, Susino, Belan and Baratova indicted on 47 counts.
According to the U.S. Department of justice, Dokuchaev and Suschyn are employees of the division, known as the “Center-18” in charge of “all operations related to cybercrime”. It is believed that they were attracted to belana and Baratova for direct hacking of accounts.
Baratova, as alleged in the indictment, were paid for hacking at least 80 mailing addresses, at least 50 of which belonged to Google.
Among users, have been the targets of hackers were Russian officials, a major banker and CEO of one of the metallurgical companies.