Ukrainian hacker sought by FBI detained in Poland

Source : 112 Ukraine

Now the man is awaiting extradition to the USA
14:36, 24 February 2018


A citizen of Ukraine wanted by the FBI was detained in Poland, as RMF24 reports.

According to their information, the 44-year-old Ukrainian is suspected of participating in an organized criminal group that was spreading malware and organized hacker attacks.

“Covert software was gathering and transferring to the perpetrators the data of credit cards, The damages caused by the criminals is estimated at a few hundred dollars,” the Central Investigation Bureau of Poland informed.

Related: Russia outraged by Britain’s accusations of cyber-attack on Ukraine

The man was sought in the USA and was in the Interpol’s database and on the international wanted list. The investigators managed to establish that the perpetrator was in the South of Poland. As a result of the operation by the Central Investigation Bureau of Poland, he was detained in Bielsko-Biała.

Now he is awaiting extradition to the USA. He faces up to 30 years of imprisonment.

Related: Germany’s Defense Minister sees cyber attacks as the biggest threat

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