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LinkedIn, Dropbox must provide more detail to justify restitution claims against Russian hacker, US judge says

By Mike Swift
  • 15 Feb 2022 12:52
  • 15 Feb 2022 13:01
LinkedIn and Dropbox will need to provide much more detail about the costs they incurred responding to a data breach caused by convicted Russian computer hacker Yevgeniy Nikulin if they are to receive financial restitution under US law, a federal judge in San Francisco said today.
While the US Court of

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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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