Czech police nab Russian suspected of hacking U.S. targets

The Police of the Czech Republic on Tuesday announced the FBI-aided arrest of a Russian citizen suspected of hacking U.S.-based targets.

A police video of the Oct. 5 arrest that was obtained by the Associated Press identifies the suspect as Yevgeniy N., the AP has reported.

Acting on an intelligence tip and an Interpol Red Notice, authorities swooped in and apprehended the individual in a hotel located in Prague's city center. According to an official police statement, the suspect had been traveling with his girlfriend in a luxury automobile, and was so stunned by the arrest that he offered no resistance and subsequently collapsed, requiring hospitalization.

Judicial authorities in the Czech Republic will rule on the suspect's possible extradition to the U.S.

Bradley Barth

As director of multimedia content strategy at CyberRisk Alliance, Bradley Barth develops content for online conferences, webcasts, podcasts video/multimedia projects — often serving as moderator or host. For nearly six years, he wrote and reported for SC Media as deputy editor and, before that, senior reporter. He was previously a program executive with the tech-focused PR firm Voxus. Past journalistic experience includes stints as business editor at Executive Technology, a staff writer at New York Sportscene and a freelance journalist covering travel and entertainment. In his spare time, Bradley also writes screenplays.

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