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Alleged Canadian Yahoo hacker arrested

A Canadian has been taken into custody as part of an investigation into the 2014 cyberattack against Internet-giant Yahoo, which compromised an estimated 500 million accounts.

Twenty-two-year-old Karim Baratov, a Canadian-Kazakh national, is one of four people that the US Justice Department has charged. All four are accused of computer hacking, economic espionage and other criminal offences.

Baratov was arrested in Canada on Tuesday and his case is pending with Canadian authorities.

Read more at The Star

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.