Feeds

Thailand approves extradition of credit card hack suspect

Losses top $153m

Boost IT visibility and business value

A criminal court in Thailand has approved the extradition to the US of a Malaysian man suspected of participating in credit card thefts of more than $152m, according to a local news report.

Gooi Kokseng, 44, was arrested on January 30 after being accused of causing more than 5 billion baht, or $152.9m, in damage by accessing credit card information in the US and Southeast Asia, according to The Bangkok Post. He was charged with violating computer crime and credit card business laws.

The order was approved at the request of the foreign affairs section of the Office of the Attorney General, which sought extradition under a treaty signed between the Thailand and the US. Kokseng will be remanded in Thailand for 30 days before being transferred to the US.

Kokseng allegedly confessed to police that he was wanted in the US in connection with a series of identity thefts. He later reversed his statement in court, claiming he had never been to the US. ®

Securing Web Applications Made Simple and Scalable

More from The Register

next story
Brit celebs' homes VANISH from Google's Street View
Tony Blair's digs now a Tone-y Blur
German government orders local CIA station chief to pack his bags
Sour Krauts arrest second local in domestic spy ring probe
Snowden leaks latest: NSA, FBI g-men spied on Muslim-American chiefs
US Navy veteran? Lawmaker? Academic? You're all POTENTIAL TERRORISTS
LibreSSL crypto library leaps from OpenBSD to Linux, OS X, more
First cross-platform version of cleaned-up OpenSSL fork
UK's emergency data slurp: IT giants panicked over 'legal uncertainty'
PM says rushed-through DRIP law will 'plug holes' in existing legislation
Russian MP fears US Secret Service cuffed his son for Snowden swap
Seleznev Jnr is 'prolific trafficker in stolen credit card data', it is alleged
Teensy card skimmers found in gullets of ATMs
Hi-tech fraudsters treading more softly, but gas still yielding bang for buck
Adobe Flash: The most INSECURE program on a UK user's PC
XML a weak spot, but nothing's as dire as Adobe player
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
The Essential Guide to IT Transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIO's automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise.
Maximizing your infrastructure through virtualization
Virtualization continues to be one of the most effective ways to consolidate, reduce cost, and make data centers more efficient.
Seven Steps to Software Security
Seven practical steps you can begin to take today to secure your applications and prevent the damages a successful cyber-attack can cause.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.