Monday, June 13, 2011

Ireland to extradite " hacker"?

Continuing our series of "interesting stories lost behind the Sunday Times paywall", John Mooney and Mark Tighe reveal that the DPP has directed the extradition of a Latvian man suspected of involvement in the January 2010 hacking of [subscription only].

According to that article:
Gardai from the force's computer crimes unit quickly traced the hacker to Latvia but it is only in recent weeks that the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has ordered the suspect to be extradited. The DPP has directed that there is enough evidence to secure a conviction...

Legal sources said it may be possible for the suspect to be charged with theft or fraud: some of the passwords obtained in the hack appear to have been used to steal money from people's Paypal accounts... The hacker is suspected of downloading a number of databases to order.
Background on the attack on 1|2.

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