Germany Convicts Notorious Russian Hacker In Navalny Email Breach

Carl Schreck reports:

German court has convicted a notorious hacker of cybercrimes linked to the theft of Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navanly’s emails and the hijacking of his Twitter account.

A district court in Bonn on August 5 handed Sergei Maksimov, a Russian-born German resident, an 18-month suspended sentence after finding him guilty of hacking Navalny’s email and Twitter feed in 2011-12. The ruling also established in a court of law that Maksimov is the computer hacker behind the online moniker “Hell.”

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