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Alleged Russian hacker arrested in Spain at US request

BY ARITZ PARRA AND RAPHAEL SATTER MADRID (AP) — An alleged Russian hacker has been detained in Spain at the request of American authorities, an arrest that set cyber-security circles abuzz after a Russian broadcaster raised the possibility it was linked to the U.S. presidential election. Pyotr Levashov was arrested Friday in Barcelona on a U.S. computer crimes warrant, according to a spokeswoman for Spain’s National Court, who spoke on condition of anonymity in line with court rules. Such arrests aren’t unusual – American authorities typically try to nab Russian cyber-crime suspects abroad because of the difficulty involved in...

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