Karim Baratov, Canadian charged in Yahoo email hack, will fight extradition to U.S.

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Lawyers for the Ontario man allegedly involved in massive Yahoo email hack say they plan to fight extradition to the United States.

Karim Baratov, 22, of Ancaster, faces charges related to computer hacking, economic espionage and several other offences laid by the U.S. Justice Department. The Yahoo data breach impacted at least 500 million user accounts.

Baratov is the youngest of the four men accused. He’s the only one who lives outside of Russia. Russia doesn’t have an extradition treaty with the U.S.

Read more at CBC News

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.