A Russian computer hacker wanted by the FBI on hacking allegations was arrested and jailed in Spain earlier this week, while a decision on his extradition to the United States has yet to be made.
The Guardia Civil, Spanish law enforcement agency officers, have detained 32-year-old Stanislav Lisov at Barcelona–El Prat Airport based on an international arrest warrant issued by Interpol at the request of the FBI.
Lisov is arrested on suspicion of creating and operating the NeverQuest Banking Trojan, a nasty malware that targeted financial institutions across the world and caused an estimated damage of $5 Million.
The arrest was made after U.S. intelligence agencies found that Russian hackers were behind the November 2016 election hacks that possibly influenced the presidential election in Donald Trump’s favor.
However, Spanish police made an official statement, saying that the FBI had requested the arrest of Lisov after an investigation that started in 2014. Continue reading