A Canadian citizen accused of helping Russian intelligence hack into email accounts – which formed part of the Yahoo data breach in 2014 – is expected to plead guilty this week, reported Reuters.
Four people were reportedly indicted in relation to the hack on Yahoo, two of whom were officers of Russia’s Federal Security Service.
One of the agents, Dmitry Dokuchaev, was arrested by Russian authorities in December and charged with treason.
Dokuchaev is charged with acting as a handler for Karim Baratov, the Canadian citizen.
Baratov was allegedly tasked with breaking into email accounts using the Yahoo data. Dokuchaev allegedly paid Baratov a bounty when he succeeded.
He is scheduled to appear in a court in San Francisco on Tuesday.