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Russian Suspected of Hacking U.S. Computers Is Arrested

Police in the Czech Republic have announced the arrest of a Russian citizen suspected of hacking the computer networks of U.S. institutions. FBI officials said they believe the man, who was not identified by authorities but had been on a “red notice” alert from Interpol, is responsible for breaching U.S. targets. He was arrested by local police on October 5 after a rapid exchange of information with the FBI. He was detained at a Prague hotel and had been traveling through the city in a luxury vehicle with his girlfriend. “The suspect was so surprised by the police action that he put up no resistance,” said a police statement. “Immediately after the detention, the man exhibited signs of collapse and police had to provide first aid and, in the end, he was hospitalized.” It’s unclear if the man will be extradited for his alleged crimes, but he will reportedly remain in custody until authorities make a decision.