Czech high court says alleged Russian hacker can be extradited to United States

Jan Lopatka reports:

The Prague High Court ruled on Friday that Russian citizen Yevgeniy Nikulin can be extradited to the United States where he is accused of hacking social networks including LinkedIn, a court spokeswoman said.

Czech police arrested Yevgeniy Nikulin in Prague in October 2016 in cooperation with the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Russia also accuses him of a small cyber theft and both countries have requested his extradition, leaving him in a tug-of-war between Washington and Moscow.

Friday’s decision does not end that competition.

Read more on Reuters.  In addition to previous coverage on this site, you might want to read Ray Starmann’s backgrounder from August on US Defense Watch.

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