Mirai Malware Attacker Extradited From Germany to UK

Mathew J. Schwartz reports:

Admitted Mirai malware mastermind Daniel Kaye, 29, has been extradited from Germany to the United Kingdom, where he faces charges that he launched cyberattacks against two of Britain’s biggest banks.

Kaye, a British national from Surrey, England, returned to Britain Wednesday in the custody of officers of the National Crime Agency – Britain’s national law enforcement agency – under a European arrest warrant.

He’s been accused of “using an infected network of computers known as the Mirai#14 botnet to attack and blackmail Lloyds Banking Group and Barclays banks,” according to the NCA.

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