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LinkedIn, Dropbox lose chance for $1.7 million as US prosecutors can't prove cost of Russian cyberattacks

By Mike Swift
  • 02 Aug 2022 21:41
  • 02 Aug 2022 23:36
LinkedIn and Dropbox* have lost their chance to receive $1.7 million in restitution paid by a Russian man convicted in 2020 of cyberattacks against the companies, with the US Department of Justice saying it can’t prove the cost of the cyberattacks to the companies.
At a hearing today in San

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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, Mike has covered Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and other tech companies and has closely tracked technology and regulatory trends in Silicon Valley. He has wide ranging expertise from the business of professional sports to computer-assisted reporting. A former John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, he is a graduate of Colby College.

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