A Russian man accused of hacking LinkedIn, Dropbox, and Formspring in 2012 and possibly compromising personal details of over 100 million users, has pleaded not guilty in a U.S. federal court after being extradited from the Czech Republic. Yevgeniy Aleksandrovich Nikulin, 30, of Moscow was arrested in Prague on October 5, 2016, by Interpol agents working in collaboration with the FBI, but he was recently extradited to the United States from the Czech Republic on Thursday for his first appearance in federal court. Nikulin's arrest started an extradition battle between the United States and Russia, where he faces significantly lesser criminal charges of stealing $3,450 via Webmoney in 2009. But the Czech Republic ruled in favor of the United States. In the U.S., Nikulin is facing: 3 counts of computer intrusion 2 counts of intentional transmission of information, code, or command causing damage to a protected computer 2 counts of aggravated identity theft 1 count of trafficking in unauthorized access devices 1 count of conspiracy According to the maximum penalties for each count, Nikulin faces a maximum of 32 years in prison and a massive fine of more than $1 Million.
A 32-year-old man has admitted murdering a Glasgow shopkeeper in a religiously motivated attack. Tanveer Ahmed, from Bradford in Yorkshire, attacked Asad Shah outside his store in the Shawlands area on 24 March. Mr Shah later died in hospital. The 40-year-old was stabbed after publishing hundreds of videos about his spiritual beliefs online. Mr Shah was an Ahmadiyya, a group known for its peaceful interfaith concerns.
A person, centre, is led away at an address in Barking, east London, during a police operation Sunday June 4, 2017, following Saturday night's terrorist incident at London Bridge. Prime Minister Theresa May convened an emergency security cabinet session Sunday to deal with the crisis. A person, centre, is led away at an address in Barking, east London, during a police operation Sunday June 4, 2017, following Saturday night's terrorist incident at London Bridge. A person, on ground, being detained by police at Elizabeth Fry apartments in Barking, east London, which officers raided Sunday June 4, 2017, following Saturday's terror attack at London Bridge and Borough Market.
After weeks of unrelenting chaos, the cybersecurity world took a little bit of a breather. There was still one of the biggest data breaches in recent memory, compliments of UnderArmour. But hey, everyone makes mistakes, including the world's most elite hackers--just ask the Russian intelligence agent behind the Guccifer 2.0 persona, whose failure to use a VPN just once outed him as GRU. Or ask people who used Monero in the early days and put too much faith in its privacy protections, which a new study says aren't as robust as they seemed, especially before a recent update. Or even ask Facebook, which left a privacy setting active for years that didn't actually do anything.