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Suspected Online Hacker from Latvia Extradited to USA for Undergoing Prosecution

Deniss Calovskis, aged 29 and a programmer was lately extradited from Latvia to USA for undergoing trial because he seemingly belonged to one worldwide cyber theft gang which illegitimately accessed 1m PCs; reported securityweek.com dated February 12, 2015.

It's suspected that 2 more Europeans along with Calovskis of Latvia invaded PCs at NASA the United States Space Agency followed with filching Internet banking credentials to make monetary gains.

According to a confirmation by Toms Sadovskis Spokesman for Latvian State Police, Calovskis is currently under US Marshals' custody having already exited the jurisdiction of Latvia. Securityweek.com reported this.

Actually, Calovskis could not get the extradition order for many months whilst his appeal for staying on in Latvia before the European Human Rights Court turned out unsuccessful. The court rejected his assertion in which he indicated that USA wouldn't really manage in giving him an unbiased trial since as on 7th January this year (2015), the highest court of Latvia rejected a petition that Ilona Bulgakova his advocate filed for examining a lower court's order according to which he may be transferred to USA.

Calovskis, also named as "Miami," got detained inside Latvia during November 2012. He's accused of developing certain PC-code within a virus called Gozi. All three, including Calovskis, his accomplices a Russian individual Nikita Kuzmin, aged 25, and a Romanian person Mihai Ionut Paunescu, aged 28, faced accusation of executing one cyber-crime operation which thrust the Gozi malware. This virus, according to prosecutors, happened to be an extremely damaging PC-virus that stole financial data. It contaminated 40K-or-more PCs inside USA, officials stated.

Calovskis apparently applied his skill in programming for developing code, which when injected into the Web, would change the appearance of banking sites when accessed on contaminated PCs, making victims disclose their private data.

According to prosecutors, the advanced cyber-crime operation occurred during 2005-2012 March, when Gozi was literally unidentified within the contaminated PCs.

Officials state that when investigation was going on they gathered fifty one PC servers as well as other equipment containing 250m MB of data, and add that many nations' law enforcement were serving as assistants in the probe.

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