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US Charges Russian With Launching 2008 Amazon DoS Attack 58

The Seattle Times reports that Dmitry Olegovick Zubakha, "A Russian man believed to be behind cyberattacks on Seattle-based Amazon.com and other online retailers in June, 2008 has been arrested in Cyprus, says U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan." Along with a partner, Sergey Vioktorovich Logashov (still at large), Zubakha apparently also undertook, and later bragged about, attacks on Priceline and Ebay. After extradition, he's expected to face trial in the U.S. for possession of illegal access devices, conspiracy, and aggravated identity theft.
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US Charges Russian With Launching 2008 Amazon DoS Attack

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  • by artor3 ( 1344997 ) on Saturday July 21, 2012 @06:08PM (#40725995)

    It's legalese for a stolen credit card.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday July 21, 2012 @06:32PM (#40726131)

    Were these people on US soil when they performed these acts?

    Am I the only US citizen that is concerned about this?

    Is Saudi Arabia now able to extradite me because I read playboy?

    The servers were. That's the point, you can do harm to people in another country and that country's government can say...hey, we don't like that, and your government (or another's) may respond accepting or rejecting it.

      You might be, but I doubt we'd be so lucky.

    No, because they don't have jurisdiction. I suppose they might try, but they'd have to be extra stupid that way, and I doubt the US judge would be stupid enough, though Scalia seems to be losing his tenuous grasp on sanity so I suppose you'd better hope it doesn't go before him.

  • Re:What the ... ? (Score:4, Informative)

    by artor3 ( 1344997 ) on Saturday July 21, 2012 @08:05PM (#40726585)

    That's up to them. Countries have the right to determine whether or not to extradite someone accused of a particular crime. I don't know how else you could expect it to work.

Did you hear that two rabbits escaped from the zoo and so far they have only recaptured 116 of them?