Alleged Russian hacker on trial Monday for 2012 LinkedIn, Dropbox hacks

Laura Hautala reports:

Everyone makes cybersecurity mistakes. Yevgeniy Nikulin, a Russian national accused of some of the biggest hacks in recent history, is no exception, prosecutors say.

Nikulin allegedly stole millions of usernames and passwords by breaching systems at LinkedIn, DropBox and Formspring in 2012. He also attempted to sell hacked information on online black markets, prosecutors say, where buyers likely hoped they could use it to break into accounts with several services, because people often recycle passwords. Nikulin, who pleaded not guilty, goes on trial in San Francisco on Monday.

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