Welcome, Guest! - or
Easy to remember!  »  VinNews.com

Bangkok - FBI’s Most-Wanted Algerian Hacker Arrested In Thailand

Published on: January 7, 2013 10:55 PM
By: AP
Change text size Text Size  
Bookmark and Share
Alleged hacker suspect and on the FBI's top ten most wanted list, Algerian national Hamza Bendelladj, 24, (C) looks on between Thai police officers during a press conference at the Immigration Bureau in Bangkok, Thailand, 07 January 2013. EPA/NARONG SANGNAKAlleged hacker suspect and on the FBI’s top ten most wanted list, Algerian national Hamza Bendelladj, 24, (C) looks on between Thai police officers during a press conference at the Immigration Bureau in Bangkok, Thailand, 07 January 2013. EPA/NARONG SANGNAK

Bangkok - Police in Thailand say they have arrested an Algerian cybercrime suspect sought by the U.S. FBI for allegedly making hundreds of millions of dollars by hacking banks’ websites.

Immigration police chief Lt. Gen. Panu Kerdlarppol said Hamza Bendelladj was arrested Sunday night during a layover at Thailand’s international airport while traveling from Malaysia to Egypt. He and his family had been on vacation in Malaysia, he said.

Advertisement:

Panu said on Monday that police confiscated two laptops, a tablet computer, a satellite phone and a number of external hard drives from Bendelladj, 24.

He said the FBI had been pursuing Bendelladj for nearly three years. U.S. authorities believe the suspect hacked private accounts in more than 217 banks and financial companies worldwide, causing about $10 million in losses per transaction, he said.

Panu said Bendelladj will be extradited to the U.S. state of Georgia, where a district court has issued an arrest warrant.


More of today's headlines

Las Vegas - Lego bricks are getting cozy with the iPhone and other Apple devices in the latest incarnation of the Mindstorms robotics kit. Lego is set to announce... Athens, Greece - When cars had metallic bumpers, sodas were used to polish them, and popular acidic soft drinks has also been known to be a good toilet-bowl...

 

Total3

Read Comments (3)  —  Post Yours »

1

 Jan 08, 2013 at 12:24 AM CompSciStudent Says:

Wow! This guy is awesome. The FBI should hire him.

2

 Jan 08, 2013 at 07:52 AM bennyt Says:

He won't have that stupid smile on his face when the judge sends him on a long all expenses paid vacation.

3

 Jan 08, 2013 at 08:05 AM Anonymous Says:

I agree with #2. Hamza has that silly smirk on his face. When he is sentenced to life, he will probably shout "Allah Achbar".

4

Sign-in to post a comment

Scroll Up
Advertisements:

Sell your scrap gold and broken jewelry and earn hard cash sell gold today!