Supreme Court in Prague approves extradition of Russian hacker Nikulin to the US
In the US, a Russian is accused of hacking attacks on LinkedIn, Dropbox and Formspring.
The Supreme Court in Prague approved the extradition of Russian Yevgeny Nikulin, accused of hacking the servers LinkedIn, Dropbox and Formspring, to the US on November 24, TASS reported citing Reuters.
The agency notes that the courts in the Czech Republic make decisions on the possibility of extraditing the accused to other states, but the final decision is taken by the Minister of Justice of the Republic.
The extradition of Nikulin is sought by two states - Russia and the United States. In the US, the Russian is accused of hacking attacks on LinkedIn, Dropbox and Formspring. Nikulin was detained on October 5, 2016. FBI officers participated in the operation to capture him.
Already after the young man's detention, in November 2016, the Ministry of Justice of the Czech Republic received a request from Russia to extradite Nikulin on charges of stealing $3450 from an WebMoney system account.
The prosecutors want the former Russian Federation Council member to go to prison for 14 years instead of 9 and pay a 500-million-ruble ($8.8 million) fine instead of 70 million rubles ($1.2 million).