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Yahoo #hacker feels he’s ‘doing the #right thing’ after #pleading #guilty, #lawyer says

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

After eight months of maintaining his innocence in a massive data breach at Yahoo, Karim Baratov feels like he’s now, his lawyer says, doing the right thing by pleading guilty to charges stemming from his role as a hacker.

Baratov, who is from Hamilton, is scheduled for sentencing in February, after pleading guilty, in a U.S. court on Tuesday, to one count of conspiracy to commit computer fraud and abuse and eight counts of aggravated identity theft.

“He’s feeling like he’s doing the right thing … he’s happy that he’s doing the right thing, he’s happy that he’s opening up, and he’s not holding back,” said Amedeo DiCarlo, one of Baratov’s lawyers. “I think that’s what the justice system expects of him.”

Authorities say the hack affected at least a half billion user accounts, and was directed by two Russian intelligence agents. U.S. law enforcement officials call the 22-year-old Baratov a “hacker-for-hire” and say he was paid by members of Russia’s Federal Security Service to access more than 80 accounts.

DiCarlo wouldn’t say if Baratov turned over information on the two Russians linked to the case, but did say he has been “very forthcoming with his information” and “very transparent.”

“He told them everything they needed to know,” DiCarlo said.

Another one of his attorneys, Andrew Mancilla, echoed that sentiment outside of court after the guilty plea was made. “He’s been transparent and forthright with the government since he got here,” Mancilla said.

The Russian agents, Dmitry Dokuchaev and Igor Sushchin, used the information they stole from Yahoo to spy on Russian journalists, U.S. and Russian government officials and employees of financial services and other private businesses, according to prosecutors.

Dokuchaev, Sushchin and a third Russian national, Alexsey Belan, were also named in the indictment filed in February, though it’s not clear whether they will ever step foot in an American courtroom since there’s no extradition treaty with Russia.

Yahoo user accounts began being compromised at least as early as 2014. Prosecutors say Dokuchaev and Sushchin turned to Baratov after learning that one of their targets had accounts at webmail providers other than Yahoo.

After Baratov’s arrest, his parents said that their son was a “scapegoat.” DiCarlo said they are now finally seeing some sense of closure.

“It’s a big strain on everybody — it’s kind of like you’re biting your fingernails, waiting for the result. Now, here is a final result in their opinion … they see an end in the future.”

Baratov’s sentencing is set to happen in February, and the threshold for how much jail time he could face ranges from zero to 20 years, DiCarlo said — though he would not disclose what sentence the defence will submit as appropriate. It’s also not clear if Baratov would serve a sentence in Canada or the United States.

“We’ve got our ranges to work with, and that’s where the lawyering takes place,” DiCarlo said.

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‘He’s not a criminal’: Parents of Canadian charged in massive Yahoo hack speak out

‘He’s not a criminal’: Parents of Canadian charged in massive Yahoo hack speak outSource: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans The parents of Karim Baratov, the Canadian accused in a massive cyberattack of half a billion Yahoo accounts, say the charges against their son are unfounded and it will be proven in court that he is being used as a … The post ‘He’s not a […]

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Mum helps son suicide after he’s charged for child porn

A GOLD Coast nurse has been sentenced to three years in jail for helping her son kill himself after he was arrested for child pornography offences.

Kim Margaret Earl, 50, pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the Brisbane Supreme Court today.

The court was told an incredibly harrowing tale of a woman struggling to cope with her 18-year-old son, who she believed suffered from Asperger’s syndrome, and his disturbing obsession with child pornography.

A distressed Earl informed her son he could be arrested, and he replied that he would rather kill himself than face jail.

So when he was arrested on December 18, 2013, she went to the Gold Coast University Hospital – where she had worked since 2010 – and obtained anaesthesia drugs.

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He promised them ‘true, enduring love.’ Instead, he’s getting 27 years in prison.

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

He promised them ‘true, enduring love.’ Instead, he’s getting 27 years in prison.

A 33-year-old Nigerian man was sentenced to 27 years in prison in Southern Illinois for promising women across the country — including several in St. Louis — the love of their lives and then extracting more than $1. Read More….

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How To Stay Married When You’re An Introvert And He’s An Extrovert

Every Friday night, writer Jill Savage and her husband have conflicting opinions on how they’d like to spend the weekend. 

“My extrovert husband gets to Friday night and thinks, ‘It’s the weekend, who can we get together with?’ she explained, “I, on the other hand, get to Friday and think to my introvert self, ‘I’m so glad it’s the weekend because I don’t have to see any people until Sunday at church!’” 

Like many couples in mixed introvert-extrovert relationships, Savage and her spouse usually come to some kind of compromise. Below, therapists, relationship writers and real-life couples share their best advice for introverts and extroverts in love.

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How To Stay Married When You’re With Hillary But He’s With Trump

Like the wall Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump wants to build along the United States-Mexico border, this election cycle is dividing couples up in a major way. 

It may be difficult, but spouses with polar-opposite political views can make it past voting day, said Pepper Schwartz, a professor of sociology at the University of Washington and an expert on FYI’s reality series Married at First Sight.

“There are some things, including disagreements over politics, that cannot be resolved but they can be ignored or considered off limits,” she told The Huffington Post. “I have known more than a few couples that have campaigned hard for opposing candidates but still love each other.

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Khizr Khan Isn’t Finished Speaking Out Against Hate. He’s Just Getting Started.

The single greatest irony of Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric during the 2016 presidential campaign is that it galvanized the Republican nominee’s most effective critics ― and they’re not about to let up. 

Khizr Khan said he and wife Ghazala had spent 12 years as “quiet, private people” after their son, Army Capt. Humayun Khan, was killed in Iraq in 2004.

But “there comes a moment where personal comforts and personal privacies have to be left behind in exchange for what you stand for,” he told USA Today during a Facebook Live interview on Monday.

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A hacker claims to have stolen credentials to a bunch of US government sites — and he’s selling them on the dark web

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A hacker claims to have stolen credentials to a bunch of US government sites — and he’s selling them on the dark web

A hacker is selling stolen credentials that purportedly give access to servers of the US Navy, Centers for Disease Control, US Postal Service, and other US government sites. Listings for the accounts were found recently by Tech Insider on a dark web marketplace called The Real Deal, a popular site many cyber criminals use for […]

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This ex-military hacker has fought terrorists online since 2010, and he’s not impressed by Anonymous

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This ex-military hacker has fought terrorists online since 2010, and he’s not impressed by Anonymous

He’s defaced and shut down hundreds of terrorist websites, inserted false stories into Libyan newspapers, and unmasked fellow hackers who have crossed him. His name is “The Jester” and he has worked alone as an anonymous hacker vigilante since 2010. Though the international “hacktivist” group Anonymous declared cyber-war against ISIS on Monday, The Jester is not among them. In fact, he’s among the group’s sharpest critics. “All they will do is dump a random list of names from a previous hack and claim it’s ISIS members, and they will report ‘ISIS’ accounts to Twitter. Pretty standard BS from them,” The Jester, who goes by the @the3j35t3r handle and keeps his identity closely-guarded, told Tech Insider in an interview over Twitter. In a video released to YouTube following the terrorist attacks on Friday in Paris, France,Anonymous vowed “massive cyber attacks” while launching its “biggest operation ever against [ISIS].” The group then released a listing of nearly 10,000 Twitter accounts it said were linked to ISIS. This isn’t the first time ISIS has drawn the scorn of the hacker collective. In August 2014 the group also “declared war,” later revealing what it claimed were approximately 10,000 ISIS-linked social media accounts, according to […]

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‘It was abhorrent,’ Hershey man says as he’s sentenced in child porn case

A Hershey-area man who insisted he has a “kind heart” will serve 3 to 23 months in Dauphin County’s work-release center after pleading guilty to 10 charges of possessing child pornography.

“I know that what I did was not merely illegal,” Randall Preston said as Judge John F. Cherry prepared to sentence him Thursday. “It was abhorrent. It was selfish. And it was immoral.”

Yet, he insisted, “What I did is far from my normal behavior.”

Preston’s sentencing came a year after the state attorney general’s office charged the 52-year-old with having child porn on his personal computer. Defense attorney Casey Shore said there is no evidence Preston ever shared those files.

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