Czech Police Arrest Russian Hacker for Cyber-Attacks Against the US
Security Update : Following a collaboration with the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Czech national police announced yesterday the arrest of a man on suspicion of hacking various entities in the US.
The suspect, whose name hasn’t been released yet, was arrested in Prague, the Czech Republic’s capital. The man is a Russian national who’s been living in the country with his girlfriend.
Police detained the suspect after Interpol issued a warrant for his arrest. Czech authorities apprehended the individual 12 hours after receiving the order.
Police said they arrested the suspect at a hotel in the city’s center. They also mention that he was living there with his girlfriend and enjoying a lavish lifestyle, driving expensive cars.
The suspect was surprised by authorities and didn’t put up any resistance during the arrest. Moments after police took him into custody, the hacker fainted and lost consciousness.
Police officers provided first aid, and the Russia national was later… (read more)