Georgia has suspended the extradition of a Russian hacker suspected of killing an investigator


The Georgian authorities decided to suspend the extradition of Russian hacker Yaroslav Sumbaev, who is accused of organizing a criminal community and massive ongoing fraud and ordering the murder of a Moscow investigator Evgenia Shishkina.

According to Russian media, the extradition process was suspended due to changes in relations between Georgia and Russia. Lawyers of Sumbaev appealed the extradition decision in the Supreme Court of the country and asked Georgian journalists for support. According to them, Sumbaev allegedly had information about Russia's cyber-interference in the Internal Affairs of other States. Therefore he faces charges of murder, which he did not commit, and long imprisonment in the case of extradition. As a result, the authorities decided to suspend extradition.

Recall that in November 2018, Sumbaev was detained in Tbilisi on charges of illegal carrying weapons and using fake documents. Later it turned out that Sumbaev is wanted by Interpol at the request of the Russian Prosecutor's Office in the commission of several crimes, including possible participation in the murder of the investigator Shishkina.

According to the lawyer of Sumbaev, the investigation wanted to check his client for possible involvement in the murder of the investigator Shishkina. However, the investigation had no evidence against him.

Later it turned out, the 19-year-old medical student acted as the perpetrator of the crime, the 17-year-old schoolboy became the intermediary. The schoolboy told during his interrogation that the customer of murder was the drug dealer from the Darknet. He offered him to kill a "bad woman" in Moscow for a million rubles (15 900 $).

In addition, on July 16, it became known that the staff of the Ukrainian Security Service detained hackers controlling 40% of the Darknet. Since 2007, members of the group have provided hackers and criminals from around the world access through Ukrainian networks in the Darknet.

The head of the group was a resident of Ukraine; about 10 accomplices were under his command, as well as dozens of intermediaries in different countries and thousands of customers.

A hacker data center, equipped with a backup power supply, was discovered near Odessa (the city in Ukraine). Law enforcement officers seized nearly one and a half hundred servers, which hosted fifteen hundred hacker resources.
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