Spain to finally extradite ‘Russian hacker’ Lisov to US
The American side suspects the programmer of cyber-fraud.
The Cabinet of Ministers of Spain has approved the extradition to the US of Russian programmer Stanislav Lisov, whom the American authorities suspect of involvement in the embezzlement of funds from bank accounts by means of a malicious program.
As the Spanish Ministry of Justice recalls, the extradition of the ‘Russian hacker’ had been previously approved by the country’s National Court of Justice. Commenting on the decision of the Spanish authorities, Lisov’s defense called it “a political act.”
Stanislav Lisov was detained in January 2017 in Spain based on an Interpol warrant issued by the United States. According to the law enforcers, the Russian had been wanted on suspicion of involvement in the development of NeverQuest program, which steals data entered on the pages of online banks by clients. According to the investigation, the program developers had thus managed to steal several million dollars.
Lisov’s lawyers believe that after the extradition, their client will be charged with Participation in a criminal conspiracy aimed at hacking computer systems and Participation in a criminal conspiracy aimed at committing swindling using electronic means of communication. In total, the hacker can face up to 35 years in prison.
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