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US Arrests Son of Russian MP In Maldives For Hacking 176

First time accepted submitter ugen (93902) writes "The son of a Russian lawmaker has been arrested by the U.S. on charges of selling credit card information he stole by hacking into the computers of American retailers. Roman Seleznev, 30, was arrested overseas by the U.S. Secret Service on July 5 and was ordered detained today during a hearing in federal court in Guam, the Justice Department said in a statement."
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US Arrests Son of Russian MP In Maldives For Hacking

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  • by BigSlowTarget ( 325940 ) on Tuesday July 08, 2014 @09:51AM (#47406739) Journal
    Well they don't want to go arrest people in Mexico. It's dangerous down there and besides the Maldives have great beaches.
  • by ArcadeMan ( 2766669 ) on Tuesday July 08, 2014 @09:51AM (#47406741)

    I understand that he did something wrong, but begin arrested overseas by the U.S. Secret Service? The U.S.A. is acting like the mafia these days, no country is off-limits and frontiers don't exist.

    Next up: the U.S. Secret Service arrests E.T. on his home planet for an unpaid long-distance call.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday July 08, 2014 @09:59AM (#47406783)

    This story pits dueling Slashdot hot-button knee-jerk outrage topics head-to-head: 1) Evil US oligarchy (I had to throw that one in as it is the new "hot" word to use), in a show if Imperialism kidnaps Russian citizen from foreign country, or 2) criminal is able to avoid arrest for five years due to his ties to government (oligarchical) power that allows Russia to stonewall their end of a bi-lateral agreement.

    Which will it be? Evil Imperialism or special treatment for those in power? Where will the outrage be? Early signs suggest Imperialism, probably due to the spin the story has been given.

  • Re:Hm... (Score:2, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday July 08, 2014 @12:37PM (#47408055)

    He studied at a terrific British school, but he missed that day in geography class because he was out the night before watching the fireworks and celebrating Guy Fieri Day.

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