Estonia Agrees to Extradite 3 Alleged DNSChanger Cybercriminals to the US [AP]

The country's justice minister made the announcement this week

  DNSChanger malware infections
Estonian nationals Timur Gerassimenko, Dmitri Jegorov and Konstantin Poltev – all of them accused of being involved in the DNSChanger cybercriminal operation – will be extradited to the United States.

Estonian nationals Timur Gerassimenko, Dmitri Jegorov and Konstantin Poltev – all of them accused of being involved in the DNSChanger cybercriminal operation – will be extradited to the United States.

According to the Associated Press, Estonia’s Justice Minister approved the extradition of the suspects.

In the US, the three are charged with running a massive operation in which 4 million computers from all over the world have been infected with the DNSChanger malware. They’re said to have made over $14 million (€10.5 million).

Gerassimenko, Jegorov and Poltev are among the six Estonians charged in the US. Another suspect, Anton Ivanov, was already extradited. 32-year-old Valeri Aleksejev pleaded guilty to the charges brought against him earlier this year.

Authorities dismantled the operation back in November 2011. However, it took several months to clean up most of the infected computers.

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