Accused SpyEye virus creator extradited to the U.S.

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  1. Dermot7

    Dermot7 Registered Member

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    https://www.computerworld.com/s/art..._creator_extradited_to_the_U.S.?taxonomyId=17

    https://krebsonsecurity.com/2013/05/alleged-spyeye-seller-bx1-extradited-to-u-s/
     
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    I never heard of a US citizen being extradited to another country to face the justice.

    Might is right.
     
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    If he'd been in his native country it's unlikely he would've been extradited. The article says he Algerian, but was in Thailand at the time of his arrest.
     
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    Not long ago, i read a UK citizen( a young guy) to be sent to america right from UK for piracy reasons.
     
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    That's interesting. Extradition cannot take place without the other country's consent. Did the article point to where the crimes were allegedly committed?
     
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    He made a website with access to copy righted tv shows etc without permission to do so and made money by ads. I think it was discussed here. He was a UK student. Her mom was fighting in the court for him. I don,t know what happened finally.
     
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    ^ 'A British student's two-year fight to avoid extradition to the US ended in less than five minutes on Thursday, when Richard O'Dwyer signed an agreement in a New York court to avoid prosecution and a potential 10-year jail term for breaking copyright laws with the file-sharing website he set up as a teenager.
    The 24-year-old spoke only to confirm his name and his understanding of the three-page agreement, which was reached last week by his legal team and US prosecutors.
    The brief hearing in lower Manhattan marked the end of an ordeal that dates back to October 2010, when O'Dwyer was arrested by City of London police, accompanied by US customs officials, in his student room in Sheffield."
    Under the terms of the "deferred prosecution agreement", which was agreed last week, the student pledged that he would not break any laws and would remain in contact with a US correctional officer over the next six months.
    He was also ordered to pay the US dollar equivalent of £20,000, which represents profits earned by his website between December 2007 and November 2010. The money will be used to "repay victims whose copyrights were infringed by TVShack", according to the agreement.
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    'At its peak, TVShack was among the 1,800 most visited websites in the world, the court heard, bringing O'Dwyer advertising revenue of £15,000 per month.' link
     
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    Thanks for posting it.
     
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