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#1 ranchhand

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 02:10 PM

The first half of this article is nothing that we do not already know. What I found interesting is the last half, reporting that Russian authorities appear to have the policy of attempting to protect Russian nationals who were active hacker/malware promoters caught in foreign countries.

https://www.bleeping...ited-to-the-us/


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Posted 17 March 2017 - 09:11 AM

My understanding is that if you're caught attacking American interests, then the US government is going to want to get you extradited to the US to face charges.
Obviously that can only happen if there is an extradition treaty in place between that country and the US.
If Norway has an extradition treaty with the US, then surely they are allowed to hand him over but if no such treaty exists, then it's no can do.

Interesting read, thanks Bob!

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