Russian who hacked LinkedIn, Dropbox gets 88-month prison term
He was found guilty of stealing logins from over 100 million social media and data warehouse users
Russian hacker sentenced in US to more than seven years in prison for stealing credentials of 117 million users of LinkedIn, Dropbox and the now defunct social networking site Formspring, federal prosecutors said.
Evgeny Nikulin, 32, was found guilty following a six-day trial in San Francisco in July. The trial was alleged to be about one of the largest data breaches in U.S. history.
Prosecutors said that while in Moscow, Nikulin hacked into the company’s computer networks and installed malicious software there, which allowed him to control them remotely and download user databases, including encrypted passwords..
He was arrested during a trip to the Czech Republic in 2016 and extradited to the United States..
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