Czech police arrest Russian hacker suspected of targeting the US
Police in the Czech Republic have arrested a Russian hacker suspected of targeting the U.S. for cyber crime.
Czech police, working in collaboration with the FBI, arrested the Russian man at a hotel in central Prague. He is currently in custody and now faces possible extradition to the U.S., depending on what the local courts decide, according to a statement from the Czech police.
The arrest comes as the U.S. has blamed Russian government for hacking U.S. officials and political groups in an effort to influence this year’s upcoming election. However, it’s unclear if the Russian hacker is in any way involved.