Canadian charged in Yahoo hacking case to plead guilty in U.S.

Nate Raymond reports:

A Canadian accused by the United States of helping Russian intelligence agents break into email accounts as part of a massive 2014 breach of Yahoo accounts is expected to plead guilty next week, according to court records.

Karim Baratov, who earlier this year waived his right to fight a U.S. request for his extradition from Canada, is scheduled to appear in federal court in San Francisco on Tuesday for the plea hearing, according to a court calendar seen on Friday.

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I’m still a tad surprised at how quickly he caved and pleaded out and it will be interesting to see the terms of the plea deal.

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