'Worldpay hacker' sent to US

An alleged hacker from the Czech Republic has been transferred to the US to face multiple criminal charges stemming from international ATM robberies.

Evgeny Tarasovich Levitskyy, 31, has been charged with multiple counts of fraud and conspiracy. He faces a maximum of 30 years in prison and millions of dollars in fines if convicted.

The US Department of Justice says that Levitskyy, AKA Vinchenco, AKA Vinch, AKA M.U.R.D.E.R.E.R, was part of a group of hackers that in 2008 pulled off a massive ATM heist resulting in the theft of $9m from 2100 machines around the world.

Government attorneys in Georgia, where one of the victimized banks was located, have charged 14 others in the attack as well. ®

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