Court approves extradition of young hacker to US

Jonathan Shkurko reports:

Joshua Epiphaniou will be the first Cypriot to be extradited to the United States after a Nicosia court ruled he should stand trial there, his lawyer Michael Chambers said.

He faces 20 years in prison in two US states – Georgia and Arizona – where he faces several charges including wire and computer fraud, identity theft and extortion, according to legal documents.


He is accused of allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from at least five US firms by illegally accessing their internal systems and by blackmailing them with data leaks threats. He allegedly caused more than $550,000 in losses to the victim websites, according to US legal documents.

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