A man that is a suspected computer hacker and has been sought by the United States for at least six years is now under arrest in the Ukraine.
Mykhailo Rytikov was placed under arrest in the city of Odessa, in an operation conducted in coordination with Britain and the U.S., said The head of Ukraine’s national security service Ivan Bakanov.
Bakanov said the operation found a data center with about 150 servers and that study of the equipment indicated some were operated under “control and cover of the Russian special services.”
Moscow hasn’t commented on the accusation.
Rytikov, a Ukrainian national, was indicted in the U.S. in 2013 for running a sophisticated hacking organization that stole at least 160 million credit and debit card numbers.
Washington and Ukraine don’t have an extradition treaty.