Friday, December 07, 2007

New Zealand Botmaster Facing Extradition to U.S.

Phil Taylor writes on The New Zealand Herald:

The teenager at the centre of an international cyber scam could face extradition to the United States, where cyber crimes carry strong penalties including long jail sentences.

Malicious software that Whitianga 18-year-old Owen Walker is suspected of having created is central to investigations in Holland and the United States.

If evidence is found that warrants charges, Walker could be charged either here or in the United States.

More here.


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