The parents of the alleged Yahoo hacker Karim Baratov are in disbelief over the U.S. Department of Justice’s charges against their son.
Baratov is charged with aggravated identity theft and conspiracy to commit fraud and is facing extradition to the United States. The 22-year-old was arrested in his Ancaster, Ont. home on March 14 in connection with a hack that breached about 500 million Yahoo email accounts and targeted diplomats, bureaucrats, journalists and business executives.
Baratov’s mother, Dinara Tokbergenova, said, “my son…did not do anything so terrible to be accused of such things,” at his bail hearing on Wednesday.
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