Lawyer: Hacker in Spanish custody sought by US, Russia

AP reports:

Russian authorities are fighting the extradition of an alleged Russian hacker from Spain to the United States, the suspect’s lawyer said Friday, in the latest move by Moscow to block U.S. prosecution of suspected Russian cybercriminals.

Pyotr Levashov, a 37-year-old known as one of the world’s most notorious hackers, was arrested earlier this year while vacationing with his family in Barcelona on a request from the U.S., where authorities want him on charges of fraud and unauthorized interception of electronic communications.

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  1. Anonymous - September 22, 2017

    • Dissent - September 22, 2017

      Thanks for letting me know. Another talented Syrian artist, too.

      For those wondering whether this Twitter account is really TDO’s: yes, it appears to be really them. I was already aware of the Synchronet and SMART hacks from them.

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