Extradition hearing set for Karim Baratov, Canadian accused of aiding Yahoo hackers

Andrew Blake has the update on a case we’ve been watching:

An extradition hearing has been set in the case of Karim Baratov, a Canadian man wanted by U.S. prosecutors in relation to an international cybercrime ring implicated in hacking over a half-billion Yahoo accounts.

Attorneys for Mr. Baratov and the Justice Department will argue his fate before a Canadian judge on Sept. 8, Justice Andrew Goodman ordered Friday during a court hearing in Hamilton, Ontario.

Mr. Baratov, 22, was arrested in March under the Extradition Act and is wanted by U.S. prosecutors in connection with charges related to the colossal Yahoo breach that compromised upwards of 500 million user accounts in 2014.

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