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Russian Convicted of LinkedIn Hack Spent Years in Custody (1)

July 11, 2020, 1:35 AM

A Russian charged with hacking LinkedIn eight years ago was found guilty by a jury in San Francisco. It was the first trial in Northern California since the coronavirus pandemic shut Bay Area courtrooms in mid-March.

Yevgeniy Nikulin, 32, was convicted Friday of hacking LinkedIn and Dropbox in 2012, one of the largest data breaches in U.S. history when some 117 million login codes were stolen. The trial started in early March but was interrupted by the coronavirus pandemic and a shelter-in-place order for the Bay Area on March 16, when almost all in-person court hearings were postponed nationwide.

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