A 24-year-old Algerian man remains in a Thai jail awaiting extradition to the United States, where he is suspected of masterminding more than $100 million in global bank heists using the ZeuS and SpyEye Trojans. Read More ..
Malaysian authorities believe they've apprehended the hacker Hamza Bendelladj, who they say has been jetsetting around the world using millions of dollars stolen online from various banks. He was arrested at a Bangkok airport enroute from Malaysia to Egypt.
The hacker had developed a considerable reputation as a major operator of ZeuS-powered botnets and bragged about his exploits. One recipient of that braggadocio was security blogger Brian Krebs, who wrote in a post that he believes someone using the handle "bx1" and Bendelladj are the same people.