Monday, March 08, 2010

Thailand Approves Credit Card Hacker's Extradition to U.S.

Owen Fletcher writes on PC World:

A Thai court has approved the extradition to the U.S. of a Malaysian man allegedly involved in hacking credit card information, causing massive losses for victims in the U.S.

Gooi Kokseng will first be held in Thailand for 30 days in case he decides to appeal the court ruling, an employee at Thailand's Office of the Attorney General said by phone Monday.

Kokseng, forty-four years old and also known by the alias Delpiero, is a suspected member of a crime ring that has caused more than 5 billion baht (US$150 million) in losses through hacking aimed at the U.S. and Southeast Asia, according to a report in the Bangkok Post.

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