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Title: Yahoo mega-breach hacker faces nearly 8 years in prison
Post by: Bugbatter on April 23, 2018, 11:21:33 AM

The US is looking to lock up one of the Yahoo mega-breach spearphishers for 94 months: nearly eight years.

On Tuesday, Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecutors asked a San Francisco federal court judge to impose that sentence on Karim Baratov, a Canadian citizen born in Kazakhstan who was indicted in March 2017 for working with two officers of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) -that’s Russia’s successor to the KGB – to pull off the historic Yahoo breach.

Yahoo confirmed in September 2016 that it had discovered a raid that affected half a billion Yahoo accounts in 2014.

Just a few months later, Yahoo confirmed yet another, separate breach, dating back to 2013, that affected a staggering three billion.