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From: security curmudgeon (jerichoattrition.org)
Date: Fri May 14 2010 - 19:42:29 CDT
Ukrainian TJX hacking suspect arrested in India
Bring on the extradition proceedings
By Dan Goodin in San Francisco
Posted in Crime, 14th May 2010 23:56 GMT
A Ukrainian national accused of helping to hack into nine US retailers and
making off with data for millions of credit cards has been arrested in
India, IDG News has reported.
Sergey Valeryevich Storchark was arrested earlier this week in New Delhi
as he deplaned from a flight from Goa, the news service said, citing a
spokesman with India's Central Bureau of Investigation. He was in New
Delhi on a layover before flying to Turkey.
The arrest is a major victory for US law enforcement agents, who are
pressing for Storchark's extradition via diplomatic channels. It's often
next to impossible to extradite suspected hackers from many eastern
European countries. "His extradition and prosecution would have been very
unlikely had he reached his final destination of Ukraine," Indian
authorities said in a statement.
Storchark was one of 11 men charged in August 2008 with hacking the
networks of TJX and other retailers. The ringleader of the operation,
Albert Gonzalez, was sentenced to 20 years in prison in March after
pleading guilty in three separate cases brought in Massachusetts, New
Jersey, and New York.
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