Prague extradited Russian hacker to the US

Prague extradited Russian hacker to the US


Прага экстрадировала российского хакера в США

The decision on the issuance Evgeny Nikulin tied to the scandal in Salisbury

Russian Evgeny Nikulin, the defendant in United States in the organization of hacker attacks, was extradited from the Czech Republic to the United States. According to Reuters, on the night of 30 March, the citizen of the Russian Federation, accompanied by the employees of the bailiff service of the USA was brought on Board the Gulfstream V American justice.

Special aircraft on Friday morning landed at the airport Manassas, Virginia.

Eugene Nikulin was detained in Prague in October 2016, at the request of the United States. Informed the jury of the Federal court in California found him guilty in the organization of hacker attacks, money laundering and theft of personal data of users of LinkedIn, Dropbox and Formspring.

According to LinkedIn, as a result of actions of the Russians could have stolen the data of almost 100 million users.

After the arrest in Prague on an official request for extradition Nikulin sent to the Czech authorities and the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. In a Russian hacker accused of hacking into the service to transfer money Webmoney and theft of $ 3,500.

As pointed out by Reuters, a court in the Czech Republic was allowed to extradite a Russian, and in Russia and in the United States, providing country authorities the right to make the final decision. In February 2018, the President Milos Zeman encouraged the DOJ to issue Nikulina of Russia.

After the scandal with the poisoning of ex-GRU officer Sergei Skripal Prague decided to join the countries that supported the UK position. Additional argument was saveline the Russian foreign Ministry accused the Czech Republic in developing chemical weapons that could be poisoned former Russian special services officer.

On Friday the Russian Embassy in Prague said that has not yet received information about the extradition Nikulin in the United States.