Russian Hacker, Wanted by F.B.I., Is Arrested in Prague, Czechs Say

HANA de GOEIJ reports:

A man identified as a Russian hacker suspected of pursuing targets in the United States has been arrested in the Czech Republic, the police announced Tuesday evening.

The suspect, who was captured in a raid at a hotel in central Prague, did not resist arrest, but he had medical problems and was briefly hospitalized, the police said in a statement.

David Schön, a police spokesman, said on Wednesday that the man, whose name has not been released, was arrested on Oct. 5. “We postponed the announcement for tactical reasons,” he said.

The statement said that “the man was a Russian citizen suspected of hacking attacks on targets in the United States,” and that the raid was conducted in collaboration with the F.B.I. after Interpol issued an arrest warrant for him.

Read more on the New York Times.

Update: Mike Levine of ABC reports that this is related to the LinkedIn hack:

Update2: Radio Free Europe has his name, Yevgeny Nikulin, a picture, and more details about him.

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