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Bulgaria Extradites Russian Hacker to US: Embassy
« on: January 19, 2019, 12:00:09 PM »

By AFP on January 19, 2019

Bulgaria has extradited a Russian indicted by a US court for mounting a complex hacking scheme to the United States, the Russian embassy in Washington said Saturday.

The Russian embassy, in a statement on its VK social network, said Alexander Zhukov had been extradited on January 18 and was being held in a jail in Brooklyn, New York.

"Employees of the Consulate General in New York will visit him in jail soon," the embassy said.

Zhukov is one of eight people, most of them Russian, indicted in November for creating fake advertising schemes through remote data centres and malware-infected computer networks.

Their activity cost businesses tens of millions of dollars, says the indictment.

Zhukov's group is accused of organizing two schemes in 2014 and 2015.

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