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Russian Charged Over 2012 Linkedin, Dropbox Hacks

Oct. 31, 2016, 4:00 AM

A Russian man arrested in the Czech Republic was indicted in California over cyberattacks on LinkedIn Corp. and Dropbox Inc. in a case that has already raised tensions between the U.S. and Russia over his extradition (United States v. Nikulin, N.D. Cal., indictment unsealed).

Yevgeniy Nikulin, 29, of Moscow, is charged with multiple counts of computer-enabled fraud and identity theft in the indictment filed Thursday and made public Friday in San Francisco federal court. Czech police detained Nikulin at a Prague hotel Oct. 5 after being alerted by Red Notice from Interpol.

Russia’s Foreign Ministry said Thursday it was working ...