22 year old Hamilton Ontario area resident , Karim Baratov, was arrested and is now alleged to be behind the biggest Yahoo hack. He has dropped out from high school but was living luxurious life.
Karim has dual Canadian Kazakh citizenship and lives just outside of Toronto. He is now been arrested due to hacking and selling Yahoo passwords for $100 each.
Karim has pictures all over the internet showing off exotic cars, houses, watches, cigars as well as hanging out in night clubs.
Karim owns two luxury cars : an Aston Martin, and Mercedes Benz sedan. All of which will be forfeited to the US if they manage to convict him.
Ran into an 2006 Pontiac grand prix today... really turned some heads.
This quote has been taken from his Facebook page:
Hey guys, let me share a very personal story with you, that not many people know. Exactly 4 years ago I got suspended from school for a few weeks for threatening to kill my ex-friend as a joke. At first, I felt really upset as I have never got into trouble before; but time off school allowed me to work on my online projects 24/7, and really move my businesses to the next level. I was well off in high school to be able to afford driving a BMW 7 series and pay off a mortgage on my first house; however, all the extra free time allowed me to make triple and even quadruple the normal amount. By the time my suspension was done, I changed my whole life plan! I didn't wanna do post secondary anymore! The principal asked me to go see her and asked if I learned my lesson. She was very rude the whole time, so I politely asked her to go fuck herself, which led to my expulsion as I wanted. I only had 1 semester to graduate anyways, which I completed in 2 weeks by taking half courses online, and half via self-education program. Everything happens for a reason, and this really changed my life to better! My advise to you is give yourself permission to get the most out of your life. Taking shortcuts doesn't mean shortcutting the end result.
Mr Baratov is now expecting a court hearing in Canada and will face extradiction request to the US. US has charged him with conspiring to commit access device fraud, commit wire fraud, aggravated identity theft and conspiring to commit computer fraud and abuse. He is facing up to 20 years in jail if convicted.
He is one of four men indicted by the US, however the other three are hiding somewhere in Russia and two countries (USA and Russia) do not have extradition treaty.