Russia's TASS and RIA Novosti news agencies quoted Prague's Russian Embassy spokesman Alexey Kolmakov as saying that it was insisting that the suspect be handed over to Russia.
On the morning of June 5 2012, then-LinkedIn engineering director Vicente Silveira took to the company blog to disclosure that the career-focused social network had been hacked, causing the leak of more than 100 million account passwords.
Czech police detained a Russian man wanted in connection with hacking attacks on targets in the United States, police said.
Czech authorities on Wednesday announced the arrest a Russian man suspected of helping to carry out cyber crimes against the United States, officials said.
The United States director of national intelligence, James R. Clapper Jr., said in a statement on October 7 that high-level Russian officials were trying to interfere with American elections. Justice Department officials in Washington said they were unaware of the arrest or any extradition request, CBS News reported.
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"As cyber crime can originate anywhere in the world, worldwide cooperation is crucial to successfully defeat cyber adversaries", the statement said.
According to Czech government officials, a Russian hacker on the Federal Bureau of Investigation wanted list was arrested in a hotel restaurant on October 5. "As cybercrime can originate anywhere in the world, worldwide cooperation is crucial to successfully defeat cyber adversaries", it added. "Russian Federation does not recognize the practice of extraterritorial jurisdiction that the United States is imposing throughout the world".
Russia doesn't extradite its citizens to the US, and the Russian government has already said it expects the individual arrested in the Czech Republic to be returned to Russia, not sent to face trial in the U.S. "We insist that the detainee is handed over to Russian Federation".
Cyberattacks suspected of originating in Russian Federation have produced major headlines in recent months - especially because some appear to be created to influence the US presidential election.
It's not clear if this arrest and the subjects subsequent interrogation had any impact on the accusation.