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Russian Hacker Arrested in Spain over Mass Hacking
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2017, 10:59:07 PM »
Russian Hacker Arrested in Spain over Mass Hacking
11 April 2017, 12:21 am

A Russian programmer has been arrested in Spain for alleged involvement in multiple hacks, with some sources indicating that the arrest is tied to the hacks that disrupted the US elections last fall.

According to Spanish press reports, Pyotr Levashov was arrested on April 7 in Barcelona and is currently in custody. 

One legal source told AFP that Levashov was the subject of an extradition request by the United States, but that request is still being examined by the Spanish national criminal court. 

Spanish news website El Confidencial writes that Levanshov's arrest warrant was actually issued by US authorities in relation to the hacking of the Democratic National Committee which helped Donald Trump's campaign and ultimately paved the way towards the White House. This was also confirmed by Levashov's wife, who told RT (formerly Russia Today) that the arrest was indeed based on these allegations. Official sources, however, deny that this is the case and say the arr... (read more)

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