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FBI nabs Russian expert at Def Con
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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