Computer hacker extradited from Cyprus to Pittsburgh to face charges

First they caught the botnet administrator in Cyprus. Then they extradited him to Pittsburgh. Andrew Conte reports:

Andrey Ghinkul, of Moldova, is scheduled to appear at 2 p.m. at the U.S. Courthouse, Downtown.

He plans to plead not guilty, his lawyer, Arkady Bukh of New York City, told the Tribune-Review. Ghinkul will be represented by a public defender until the court approves Bukh’s representation in the case.

The government has a high burden of proof to show that Ghinkul actually was the hacker operating the computer behind the attacks, Bukh said.

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Victims of the hacking schemes include Penneco Oil Co. in Delmont and the Sharon City School District, prosecutors have said.

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