$855k Russian bank hacker to be extradited from Spain

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Lisov is accused of creating the ´Never Quest´virus Credit: Wikimedia

A SPANISH court has agreed to extradite Russian computer programmer Stanislav Vitaliyevich Lisov to the United States, where he is wanted for allegedly creating and using software to steal bank account details.

Lisov, who is also known as ‘Black’ and ‘Blackf’ according to a court statement, was arrested at Barcelona–El Prat Airport in January.

He is wanted by the United States on suspicion of computer abuse and fraud and on another count of electronic fraud, which between them carry sentences of up to 35 years in prison under U.S. law, the Spanish court said on Tuesday.

Lisov was accused of defrauding several banks of $855,000 (€722,000) between June 2012 and January 2015.

He has been under investigation by the United States for two years, suspected of developing and using ‘Never Quest’, a computer virus that spreads itself via social media, email and file transfers.

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