Latvian Man Extradited to U.S. Over Scareware Operation

Peteris Sahurovs, a 28-year-old Latvian national suspected of being part of a group that caused losses of millions of dollars through a scareware scheme, has been extradited to the United States.

The suspect, who made his first court appearance in Minneapolis on Monday, has been charged with wire fraud, computer fraud and conspiracy.

Sahurovs and Marina Maslobojeva were arrested in Latvia in 2011 as a result of an international law enforcement operation dubbed “Trident Tribunal.” The operation targeted two massive scareware campaigns believed to have caused more than $74 million in losses to over one million people.

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