Algerian Hacker Who Hacked 217 Banks Arrested in Thailand To be Extradited to the U.S.

Algerian Hacker Hamza

Thai police has arrested late Sunday Hamza Bendelladj, a 24 year old hacker wanted by the FBI for hacking into 217 banks and stealing 10 of millions of US dollars.

Bendelladj was arrested while attempting to transit through Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport from Malaysia.

Police confiscated from Bendelladj two laptops, one tablet computer, a satellite phone and a number of external hard drives, where satellite phone and notebook computer were his main tools, the commissioner said.

Bendelladj graduated in computer sciences from Algeria in 2008, has allegedly hacked private accounts in 217 banks and financial companies worldwide. ”With just one transaction he could earn 10 to 20 million dollars,” Lt Gen Phanu said. “He’s been traveling the world flying first class and living a life of luxury.”

Bendelladj will be extradited to the U.S. state of Georgia, where a district court has issued an arrest warrant.

When arrested as the video below shows Hamza was smiling while he was arrested.


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