Canada link as Russian agents nabbed in Yahoo data hack

Four people have been indicted in connection with what is called a huge hacking ring run by two Russian agents. The Toronto Police Fugitive Squad was charged with finding an accused in this country. It did so successfully, according to the TPS, with the arrest of Karim Baratov. He was identified in a news conference by Mary McCord, U.S. Acting Assistant Attorney General. Baratov, 22, is a dual Canadian-Kazakh national. He is believed to have been apprehended in Ancaster, southwest of Hamilton. Reports say he was turned over to the RCMP for processing. A US official said two of the defendants are Russian FSB officers and the other two are criminal hackers. The charges arise from a 2014 compromise of Yahoo user accounts and would be the first case brought against Russian government officials.