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    A federal grand jury in California has indicted Russian national Yevgeniy Nikulin for allegedly hacking computers.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — A federal grand jury in California has indicted Russian national Yevgeniy Nikulin for allegedly hacking computers belonging to LinkedIn, Dropbox and Formspring, the US Department of Justice said in a release.

    "A federal grand jury in Oakland, California, indicted Yevgeniy Aleksandrovich Nikulin 29, of Moscow, Russia, yesterday for obtaining information from computers, causing damage to computers, trafficking in access devices, aggravated identity theft and conspiracy," the release stated on Friday.

    US authorities charged Nikulin with multiple counts of computer intrusion, intentional transmission of data that causes damage, aggravated identity theft, conspiracy and trafficking in unauthorized access devices.

    On October 5, the Czech Republic officials arrested Nikulin based on a warrant related to a criminal complaint. He remains in custody in Prague, according to the release.


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