- Russian hacker who earlier this month was arrested in Prague, was possibly behind a large cracking LinkedIn in 2012. '' We are grateful for the hard work and the FBI's dedication in his efforts to find those responsible and to tackle ' 'LinkedIn announced Wednesday.
The Czech police had arrested Wednesday brought out earlier. Yevgeny N., born in 1987, was arrested on October 5 at a hotel in Prague. He was engaged in attacks on computer targets in the United States. The US has directly requested extradition of the man against whom Interpol had issued an international arrest warrant. It is not yet known when the Czech judiciary decides on the extradition request.
The Americans recently accused Russia of it through hacker attacks to influence the election campaign for the presidency. Russia denied that emphatically. According to US officials Yevgeny N. has nothing to do with it, but wanted to Prague Wednesday not to go.
Russia in turn has indicated to do everything to protect its citizens. '' We demand that the detainee is transferred to Russia, '' said a spokesman for the Russian embassy in Prague at TASS news agency.