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Report: Alleged Yahoo hacker worked at Prokhorov bank

AP  |  Moscow 

A Russian report says an intelligence agent charged by the US in the hacking of half a billion Yahoo user accounts worked at an investment owned by billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov, who also owns the Nets basketball team.

The report today in the respected business newspaper Kommersant cited a source as saying Igor Sushchin worked for Renaissance Capital as a security director.

The newspaper cited Renaissance Capital as saying Sushchin's employment was ended on Thursday, the day after the US Justice Department announced its case.

The report did not say if the company knew he was an intelligence agent.

Renaissance Capital could not be reached for comment by The Associated Press.

Sushchin and another of the four indicted were identified as officers in Russia's Federal Security Service.

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First Published: Sat, March 18 2017. 19:48 IST