Thailand arrests infamous hacker wanted by Switzerland
Published on Mar 18, 2014 10:02 PM
BANGKOK (AFP) - An infamous computer hacker has been arrested in Thailand at the request of Switzerland on suspicion of hacking into bank computer systems in Europe, an official said Tuesday.
Farid Essebar, who has dual Moroccan-Russian nationality, was detained in Bangkok last week, according to Police Colonel Songsak Raksaksakul of the Department of Special Investigation, Thailand's equivalent of the FBI.
"He is wanted under an international arrest warrant for deception and hacking the IT systems of financial institutions," the police colonel said.
A Thai court will now decide whether to extradite the 27-year-old suspect to Switzerland, which sought the international warrant.
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