Spain allows extradition of alleged Russian hacker to US

AFP reports:

Spain’s top-level National Court has okayed extraditing Stanislav Lisov, an alleged Russian hacker accused of creating an online banking malware, to the United States, it said Tuesday.

Lisov was detained in January in Barcelona’s El Prat airport when he was about to board a plane.

He was subsequently jailed pending a decision on whether or not to extradite him to the United States, where he is wanted for developing and using Neverquest “with which he allegedly cheated financial institutions out of $855,000 (724,000 euros) between June 2012 and January 2015.”

According to US security firm Symantec, once it infects computers, Neverquest allows attackers to steal banking login credentials from users.

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