14:00 24.02.2018

Ukrainian hacker detained in Poland, faces 30 years in prison

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Ukrainian hacker detained in Poland, faces 30 years in prison

Employees of the Central Investigation Bureau of Poland responsible for combating cybercrime, in cooperation with the FBI, have detained a 44-year-old Ukrainian citizen suspected of distributing malicious programs, according to a report posted on the website of the RMF24 radio station on Saturday.

The man was in Interpol's database, and an international warrant for his arrest was issued.

The Central Investigation Bureau of Poland started searching for the hacker after it turned out that he could stay in the southern part of Poland. He was finally found in Bielsko-Biala, where he was detained.

"The man is suspected of participating in an organized criminal group involved in spreading malware and hacking attacks. Malicious software monitored and then filtered out data from customer credit cards. Losses caused by criminal activity are estimated to be worth several hundred million dollars," reads the report.

The hacker faces up to 30 years in prison in the United States.

He is currently in custody, awaiting the decision on his extradition to the United States.

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