MOSCOW – Russia's Foreign Ministry has identified the Russian arrested in the Czech Republic on suspicion of cyberattacks in the United States.
Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova gave his name at a Thursday briefing as Yevgeny Nikulin. She said the ministry is working to prevent his extradition to the United States and he has been provided a lawyer.
The arrest was announced by Czech police on Wednesday. A police spokesman, David Schoen, told The Associated Press the arrest was made on Oct. 5.
Details of the case have not been made public. Hours after the arrest, a statement by the networking site LinkedIn suggested the arrest was connected to a breach of its member information in 2012.