The detainee in the U.S. in Spain, the programmer arrested in absentia in Russia
Russian programmer Peter Levashov, whose extradition to United States approved the national judicial chamber of Spain, was arrested in absentia by Russian court after hacking and blocking access to information on the website of the medical institution in St. Petersburg, reports “RIA Novosti” with reference to the press service of the Prosecutor General.
As the message of the GP in August about Mr. Levashov in St. Petersburg police opened a criminal case under article “illegal access to computer information” and “creation, use and distribution of malicious computer programs”.
According to the press service of the GP, the charge in the above articles were presented in absentia to Peter Levashov 14 Aug. Vasileostrovsky district court of St. Petersburg ruled on custody. 15 Aug programmer was declared in the international search.
We will remind, Peter Levashov was arrested in Barcelona on 7 April. A few days later, the us government appealed to Spain with a request to give the programmer, who is charged with the creation and management of Kelihos, a global network of infected computers involved in sending spam, distributing malware and collecting personal data of users.
The wife of the programmer stated that he was detained at the request of U.S. authorities.
Moscow requested the Spanish authorities to transfer Peter Levashov Russia. The lawyers explained their petition by the fact that the programmer had access to state secrets.