Arrested in the Czech Republic of Russian Evgeny Nikulin is accused of hacking into and damaging the computers of companies LinkedIn, Dropbox and Formspring, the aggravated theft of identity and conspiracy, said the Department of justice published on the Agency’s website.
The prosecution has established by a Federal Grand jury in Oakland, California. According to the indictment, Nikulin received unauthorized access to the computers of companies and illegally obtained information from them. According to the indictment, the defendant caused damage to computers owned by the employees of LinkedIn and Formspring by transmitting “a program, information, code or command”. In addition, the investigators believe that Nikulin participated in the conspiracy with unnamed partners for the sale of stolen credentials пользователяейFormspring.
Just Nikulin is charged with three episodes of computer intrusion, two — intentional transmission of information, code or command that could cause damage to a protected computer, two counts devoted to identity theft with aggravating circumstances, one case of trade for trade unauthorized access devices and one episode of collusion.
In the report of the US Department of justice said that Nikulin was detained October 5, on an Interpol warrant.
Police of the Czech Republic reported the arrest of a Russian citizen suspected in hacker attacks in the United States, October 19. Operation, said then in office, lasted 12 hours after receiving the first information and the issuance of the detention of a “red warrant” by Interpol. The detainee stayed in a hotel in the centre of Prague, and the center of the Czech capital moved in an expensive car with his girlfriend, said police.
The administration of the social network to find business contacts, LinkedIn reported that Russian citizen was detained in the investigation of hacker attacks on the server of the company in 2012. “We are grateful to the FBI for their hard and dedicated work to track down and apprehend those allegedly responsible for criminal activities,” — said in a statement LinkedIn.
The Russian foreign Ministry demanded from the authorities of the Czech Republic not to extradite Americans Nikulina. The official representative of the Ministry Maria Zakharova said that the detention of the Russians in Prague shows again that the US is waging a large-scale “hunting” for Russian citizens. According to her the incident was “another evidence deployed by US law enforcement of hunting for Russian citizens around the world.”
Zakharov noted that the evasion of U.S. law enforcement agencies from “normal cooperation” confirms “politically motivated claims” against Russia and its citizens. Also the representative of the Russian foreign Ministry said that Moscow is actively working with the Czech authorities to prevent the extradition of the detained Russians in the United States. “The appropriate demarche through the diplomatic channel was made,” she said.