Judge: Hacker Drinkman may be extradited to US




Russian hacker Vladimir Drinkman, who is suspected of several large-scale hacks, should be extradited to the United States by the court. Drinkman wanted to be tried in Russia, but the judge did not follow.

In October decided Minister Ivo Opstelten of Security and Justice all the hacker should be extradited, but Drinkman against appealed. The court in The Hague has Opstelten right now given . According to the judge knew Drinkman not demonstrate that the United States will not comply with the conditions laid down by the extradition treaty between the Netherlands and the US, as Drinkman claimed.

Halfway through 2012 Drinkman was with a fellow suspect arrested . The men would have been a member of a group of five hackers that between 2005 and 2012 160 million credit card information might have been 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 have to remain closer to his family, living in Russia. The court made a prison well once interference with family life, and that is justified by the suspicions resting against him.

Moreover, the United States asked earlier extradition, which Drinkman now that country is delivered. In October, the NRC wrote that the Ministry, however, fears that the Russians would not prosecute Drinkman but wanted to protect him properly. The vague accusation that the Russians had drawn against Drinkman would point this out.


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