In the US, prosecutors are asking for 12 years in prison for a Russian hacker who stole 112 million passwords from LinkedIn and Dropbox

The accused does not admit his guilt. The verdict will be announced on September 29.

In California (USA), the prosecutor’s office asks a federal judge to sentence Russian Yevgeny Nikulin to 12 years in prison for hacking attacks on the social networks LinkedIn and Formspring and the Dropbox service. This was reported by the portal Law360 with reference to the court database, writes Radio Liberty.

In July, a jury in San Francisco found Nikulin guilty of stealing 112 million users (then reported 117 million) of services he had hacked. The jury ruled that he was responsible for one of the largest data leaks in US history.


Nikulin does not admit his guilt, his defense asked to limit the term he has already served in custody and deport him to his homeland. His sentence will be announced on September 29.

Eugene Nikulin was detained in the Czech Republic in autumn 2016 on the basis of an Interpol warrant issued at the request of the United States.

In the United States, Nikulin was accused of stealing information from users of LinkedIn, Dropbox and a number of other services.

Russia has demanded Nikulin’s extradition on charges of online theft. However, the Czech authorities extradited the hacker to Washington.