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US jury’s decision to convict hacker in LinkedIn, Dropbox trial offers prosecutors reason for optimism
17 July 2020 00:00
At the end of a long, delayed and controversial trial in San Francisco, a jury in a US court accepted claims that Yevgeniy Nikulin, a Russian citizen, was responsible for the hacking of tech companies including LinkedIn and Dropbox eight years ago. Despite the often-complex technical discussion before the court and the absence of a smoking gun, the circumstantial evidence before the jury was enough for it to return a guilty verdict. The success of a prosecution that was hampered but not halted by logistical challenges posed by the Covid-19 outbreak is a boost for US authorities in their fight against damaging hacker attacks on tech companies.
13 July 2020 01:58 by Amy Miller, Mike SwiftEight years ago, prosecutors lacked evidence to link Yevgeniy Nikulin to the hacks of LinkedIn and Dropbox. But it's another story now.
James Panichi Senior Editor, Asia Pacific
James, an Australian journalist with over 25 years’ experience in print and electronic media, helps to oversee MLex’s coverage of regulatory risk in Asia, with special attention to Australia and New Zealand. In 2016, James was appointed as MLex’s managing editor for continental Europe, overseeing the Brussels bureau’s coverage of EU regulatory affairs and managing a team of 16 journalists in Brussels and Geneva. Previously James worked for the European Voice newspaper, before joining the... Read more
Amy Miller Senior Correspondent
Amy is responsible for the coverage of an array of regulatory and litigation issues pertaining to the Internet, including privacy, data security and antitrust. Formerly a legal reporter for the ALM media group, Miller has closely followed legal trends in Silicon Valley and covered corporate legal departments for online and print publications including The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, and The Recorder. Miller is a graduate of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and is an... Read more
Mike Swift Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent
Mike Swift is an award-winning journalist who has been at the forefront of covering data, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory news for more than a decade. As the Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent for MLex, in addition to reporting, he coordinates MLex’s worldwide coverage in the practice area. Formerly chief Internet reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and SiliconValley.com, Mike has covered Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and other tech companies and has closely tracked... Read more