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How the U.S. Finally Tracked Down a Hacker Kingpin

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For the U.S., the extradition of Ercan Findikoglu shows the value of patience when it comes to pursuing suspected hacker kingpins.

Findikoglu, 33, was delivered Tuesday to American soil and pleaded not guilty Wednesday in federal court in Brooklyn to charges that he masterminded a scheme to siphon millions of dollars from automated teller machines. The case marks a success for a strategy quietly honed over a decade by the U.S. Secret Service to target alleged leaders of global cybercrime.