Parents of accused Yahoo hacker claim son is innocent ‘scapegoat’

Jackie Dunham reports:

The parents of a 22-year-old Ancaster, Ont. man charged in connection with a massive cybersecurity breach at Yahoo are speaking out in defence of their son.

Akhmet and Dinara Tokbergenov say that their son, Karim Baratov, wasn’t a hacker. Instead, they say, he created websites in a “legitimate business” that paid for the lavish lifestyle he frequently boasted about on social media.

“He was running his official business. He paid income taxes. I know that as a fact,” his father told CTV Toronto on Monday.

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