[ISN] Thailand approves extradition of credit card hack suspect

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Tue, 9 Mar 2010 10:50:45 -0600 (CST)

By Dan Goodin in San Francisco 
The Register
8th March 2010 

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.


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