FBI nabs Russian expert at Def Con

    Date17 Jul 2001
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
    3409
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    The FBI took a Russian encryption expert into custody Monday at his hotel in Las Vegas for publishing software that cracks a variety of methods used to secure e-books and thus, according to the bureau, violates the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. . . . The FBI took a Russian encryption expert into custody Monday at his hotel in Las Vegas for publishing software that cracks a variety of methods used to secure e-books and thus, according to the bureau, violates the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. The FBI acknowledged the arrest Tuesday.

    The arrest came a day after the security researcher, Dmitry Sklyarov, outlined the problems plaguing e-book formats and Adobe's PDF format at the Def Con hacking conference.

    According to the FBI, the warrant for Sklyarov's arrest was issued in the Northern District of California. "He is being held pending extradition back to San Francisco," said Daron W. Borst, a spokesman for the FBI's Las Vegas office. If convicted, Sklyarov would face a maximum penalty of a $500,000 fine and 5 years in prison.

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