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Latvia Will Extradite Suspected Hacker to U.S., Minister Says

Latvia’s government agreed to extradite a suspected hacker to the U.S., where he’ll be tried for allegedly helping create a computer virus that aided frauds from America to Europe, Justice Minister Janis Bordans said.

Deniss Calovskis was one of three people charged by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara in Manhattan in January with distributing a virus that infected more than 1 million computers worldwide, allowing thieves to steal data and millions of dollars from online accounts. The Gozi virus infected 40,000 computers in the U.S., as well as machines in Germany, the U.K., Poland, France, Finland, Italy and Turkey, according to prosecutors. Calovskis denies wrongdoing.