Drinkman hacker extradited to US




Russian hacker Vladimir Drinkman, who is suspected of several large-scale hacks, Friday will be extradited to the United States. Russia signed more than once protested, but finally pulled the short straw.

According to the lawyer of the hacker, Bart Stapert, he was extradited Friday. “No guarantees for return to Russia,” tweeted Stapert. Earlier this week, Russia too early an ‘urgent consultations’ with the Netherlands because the country feared that the Russian would never leave the United States. There he is suspected of several large-scale hacks.

Halfway through 2012 Drinkman was arrested along with a co-defendant. The men would have been a member of a group of five hackers that between 2005 and 2012 160 million credit card details are captured. They would have fetched hundreds of millions of dollars. The attackers were mostly entered by using so-called sql injections.

Drinkman would rather be extradited to Russia, which also requested extradition. Then he would be closer to his family, living in Russia. He therefore drew more than once protested against his extradition. The court made a jail simply interference with family life and that is justified by the suspicions resting against Drinkman.

Moreover, the United States asked earlier extradition, which Drinkman now that country is delivered. In October, the NRC wrote that the Dutch government is also a fear that the Russians Drinkman not want to prosecute, but to protect him properly. The vague accusation that the Russians had drawn against Drinkman would point this out.


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