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Russian Suspect Charged Over 2012 Hack of LinkedIn, Dropbox

  • Hacker known as Chinabig01, itBlackHat was arrested in Prague
  • Russia says U.S. ‘hunting’ its citizens, to fight extradition
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A Russian man arrested in the Czech Republic was indicted in California over cyberattacks on LinkedIn Corp. and Dropbox Inc. in a case that has already raised tensions between the U.S. and Russia over his extradition.

Yevgeniy Nikulin, 29, of Moscow, is charged with multiple counts of computer-enabled fraud and identity theft in the indictment filed Thursday and made public Friday in San Francisco federal court. Czech police detained Nikulin at a Prague hotel on Oct. 5 after being alerted by a so-called Red Notice from Interpol.