The FBI alleges that 22-year-old Karim Baratov, from Ancaster, Ont., was one of four men connected with a series of cyberattacks carried out on Yahoo that began in early 2014.
But you wouldn’t know it from Baratov’s online persona. On Instagram, Baratov presents himself as a high-end car enthusiast. He has frequently posted pictures of Aston Martins, Audis, Mercedes and BMWs, among other cars that he claimed to own; gaining nearly 30,000 followers in the process.
Date: March 15th, 2017
1) “Baratov’s Facebook page links to a website called Elite Space, written in Russian, which claims to offer a number of services, including servers for rent in Russia, protection from distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, and domain names in China.” Should Facebook be responsible for checking out and reporting potentially hackers?
2) “Neighbours on Chambers Avenue where Baratov lives said Wednesday they often puzzled at the young man’s lifestyle – to be able to afford to live alone in a large, new house in an expensive subdivision, and to always be seen driving pricey cars.” Should the neighbours have a responsibility to report this highly unusual behaviour to authorities?