Gozi virus creator to be released from Latvian prison
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RIGA, Ocotber 10 (RAPSI) – Latvian Prosecutor General’s Office on Thursday deiced to release hacker Deniss Calovskis, who is accused of cyber crime in the US.
Calovskis has been kept in detention since December 4, 2012
On August 6, the authorities of Latvia decided to extradite Calovskis to the US. But his attorneys thereafter turned to the ECHR. On August 8, the ECHR suspended the procedure of extradition.
According to mixnews.lv, Calovskis, 27, who resides in Riga, has been charged with using a Gozi virus to infect over a million computers worldwide, including at NASA, the US space agency. He allegedly worked on the virus together with Russian national Nikita Kuzmin and Romanian national Mihai Ionut Paunescu.
US law enforcement officers arrested Kuzmin during his visit to California in 2010 and persuaded him to cooperate. He helped prosecutors nab the other two men, who were arrested in 2012 in their home.