Yahoo Hacker Pleads Guilty

The Canadian behind the Yahoo hack has decided to plead guilty. Karim Baratov served up a guilty plea in court today and he’ll be back to face sentencing on Feb. 20th. But his lawyers have a spin on this:

Outside court Tuesday, Baratov’s attorneys said their client hacked only eight accounts and did not know that he was working for Russian agents connected to the Yahoo breach. Baratov was arrested in Hamilton, Ont., in March and later agreed to forgo an extradition hearing and face the U.S. charges.

“He’s been transparent and forthright with the government since he got here,” said one of his attorneys, Andrew Mancilla.

We’ll see about that. I’m sure US officials see things differently. But seeing as they can’t get the two Russians accused of pwning Yahoo along with Baratov, you can be sure that they’ll throw the book at him early next year.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: