Grand Jury indicts Russian man behind LinkedIn hack
We have been hearing a lot about the hacking stories where hackers are targeting huge organization. Recently according to U.S. Justice Department, the federal grand jury in California has detected a Russian man for hacking computers that belong to organizations like LinkedIn Corp, Dropbox and such other. Officials arrested the culprit Yevgeniy Nikulin in the Czech Republic on 5th October and remain in custody in Prague.
The company LinkedIn said the time when Nikulin has arrested the reason, because of the 2012 breach where the company might have compromised login credentials of more than 100 million users.
Nikulin was found guilty of accessing computers belonging to LinkedIn, Dropbox, and Formspring. They had no idea and were also not clear who will represent Nikulin in the proceedings. Further to this blame, he was even blamed for engaging in a conspiracy with unnamed co-plotter to traffic stolen Formspring user credentials.
Nikulin is charged with three counts of computer intrusion, two counts of intentional transmission of information, code, causing damage to a protected computer, two counts of identity theft, one count of trafficking in unauthorized user devices and one out of a conspiracy.
Such kind of hacking is increasing in the IT world and something needs to be done. There has to be severe charges against the culprit for doing such act then and only then such hacking numbers may be reduced. The hackers are creating hype by doing such offense keeping the company in danger and spreading fear to other companies as well whose systems might be the hacker’s next target.