A court in Spain has decided to give US accused of hacking Levashov
MADRID, October 3 — RIA Novosti, Sergei Sarymov. The court of Spain ruled to extradite accused of hacking Russians in the United States Peter Levashov, according to the text of the court decision at the disposal of RIA Novosti.
“The criminal division of the National court agreed to the extradition of Russian citizen Pyotr Yurievich Levashov in the United States, where he is accused of several crimes, computer fraud, damage, theft of personal data”, according to the document.
He was arrested in Barcelona in April in the U.S., where he is suspected of hacking.
The American side believes that it has created a computer network such as a botnet Kelihos, through which “controlled hundreds of thousands of computers,” spreading a virus, engaging in extortion, sending phishing emails and doing other spam-attack.
20 September, Russia turned to the Spanish side with the extradition request Levashov, the essence of the charges against him in Russia, is not known.
Did the Russians in the course of the hearing in Madrid on September 28 opposed the extradition to the United States because of fears for his life. He told the court that he did not agree to the extradition to the United States because, according to him, there he was “subjected to torture, will be forced to enter the drugs to get information.”