TORONTO – A Canadian man of Kazakh origins has been arrested in eastern Ontario as one of four suspects in a massive hack of Yahoo emails.
Toronto police say Karim Baratov, 22, was taken into custody in Ancaster, Ont., on Tuesday at the request of American authorities.
They say Baratov was arrested without incident and turned over to the RCMP.
The U.S. Department of Justice says a grand jury in California has indicted Baratov and three others, two of them allegedly officers of the Russian Federal Security Service.
All are accused of computer hacking, economic espionage and other criminal offences.
According to the department, the four are alleged to have hacked into Yahoo’s systems and stolen information from more than 500 million user accounts.