The Czech prison service and Ministry of Justice have denied Russian media
reports about the worsening health of alleged Russian hacker Yevgeny
Russian reports, in the paper Isvestia amongst others, reported a worsening state of the Russian since he has been in Czech custody since October 2016.
The alleged international computer hacker was arrested in Prague. He is subject to an ongoing tug of war between United States and Russian authorities which each demanding his release to them. The US says that the Russia hacked US companies.
A Czech court has said Nikulin can be extradited but the final decision must be made by the Ministry of Justice.
With over a quarter of a million followers, Jiří Šiftař must be one of the most popular Czechs on Instagram. Going by the name Jeera on the photograph sharing service, he is mainly known for stunning pictures of his adopted home of London. Jiří Šiftař and I met at a restaurant in the city near his workplace at Lloyd’s bank, where he designs web interfaces for customers. I first asked him whether he had been into photography as a child.
The documentary Children Online shines a highly revealing light on how the lives of kids in the Czech Republic are increasingly shaped, if not dominated, by the internet. The film shows that for today’s generation YouTube videos have largely supplanted television, to be offline is to be an outsider and cyber-grooming is a genuine threat. I discussed Children Online, which has been screened at 20 festivals, with its director, Kateřina Hager. My first question: What had drawn her to the subject to begin with?
The Christmas shopping spree in the Czech Republic hit its peak on Monday, December 11, with Czechs spending more than one billion crowns in e-shops in a single day, the Association for Electronic Commerce said on Wednesday. According to the price comparison website Heureka.cz, online stores recorded nearly two-and-a-half million orders.
A growing number of Czech companies are aware of the need to have a profile
on the Internet and be active on social networks, the ctk news agency
reports. The results of a poll indicate that thirty four percent of Czech
firms now have a profile on the web, up from 15 percent just three years
Eighty-three percent of firms with ten or more employees present their activities on the Internet which is double the number compared to the year 2,000. Even so Czech companies are still lagging behind other EU member states in this respect. Among the most active are travel agencies, companies engaged in the tourist industry, real estate and media companies.
Prague’s High Court confirmed on Friday that Russian hacker Yevgeny
Nikulin can be extradited to the United States; the 30-year-old hacker was
arrested by Czech police in October 2016 on an international warrant. Mr
Nikulin is also sought by Moscow. Prague’s Municipal Court earlier ruled
that requests made by Russia and the US for extradition were both valid.
Mr Nikulin is wanted by the FBI in connection with a hack of LinkedIn in which the passwords of more than 100 million users of the professional networking service were compromised. Russia applied to have Nikulin extradited to Moscow in connection with a 2009 internet theft of 3,450 US dollars. The final extradition decision will be made by the Justice Minister; Mr Nikulin is reportedly considering filing a complaint with the Constitutional Court.
Around seven out of 10 Czechs are getting discounted rates for Internet mobile phone use compared to than those being officially offered by the main providers, according to the business daily Hospodářské Noviny. The article puts a broad figure for the first time on the discounts whose extent had previously not been mapped or made public.