SpyEye accused extradited to US
An Algerian man accused of helping to develop and distribute the SpyEye computer virus has been extradited from Thailand to the US to face criminal charges, the US Department of Justice announced.
Hamza Bendelladj, also known as Bx1, faces 23 charges in an indictment returned in December 2011 and unsealed Friday. The 24-year-old man is charged with one count of conspiring to commit wire and bank fraud, 10 counts of wire fraud, one count of conspiracy to commit computer fraud and 11 counts of computer fraud. Criminals used SpyEye, a powerful virus used for bank fraud, to steal online banking credentials, credit card information, usernames, passwords, PINs and other personally identifying information.