Spain had extradited Russian programmer Levashov in USA
MADRID, Feb 2 — RIA Novosti. Spain gave the American side of the Russian programmer Peter Levashov, a suspect in the Commission of cybercrime.
“Transferred Service, U.S. marshals, the cyber criminals who created the world cyber infrastructure for carrying out illegal activities”, — stated in the message of the National police of Spain.
He was arrested by the Spanish police in April in Barcelona, where he was vacationing with family in the U.S., where he is suspected of hacking. On the third of October the national court of Spain has agreed to extradite Levashova in the United States, where, as stated in the decree, “he is accused of several crimes including computer fraud, damage, theft of personal data”. This decision was appealed by the lawyers, but the court confirmed its previous decision.
“Extradited for several years creating cyber infrastructure in the form of a botnet or network of computers. Thus, he remotely controlled his victims, without the knowledge of the owners, through the control servers that were used primarily for illegal activities,” — said in the message.
The American side believes that Levashov 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.
Later it became known about the arrest in absentia Levashov in Russia for hacking the website of one of the medical institutions in St. Petersburg.