[ISN] Calgary fraud charges dropped to extradite hacker to U.S.

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Wed, 6 May 2009 01:04:19 -0500 (CDT)

CBC News 
May 5, 2009

A hacker who once cracked the Pentagon's computer system is going to be 
extradited from Calgary to face charges in New York of masterminding a 
global fraud network.

Ehud Tenenbaum, 29, was accused of stealing more than $1.8 million from 
Direct Cash Management, a Calgary company that sells prepaid debit and 
credit cards, along with three other accomplices.

The Israeli citizen allegedly increased the limits on the cards — via a 
computer in his Montreal apartment — and then withdrew money from ATMs. 
However, the Crown withdrew six charges of unauthorized use of credit 
card data and one count of fraud over $5,000 against Tenenbaum on 
Tuesday morning.

His Calgary lawyer, Hersh Wolch, said the Canadian charges were 
withdrawn to speed up the legal process, and that his client agreed to 
the extradition.


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