Estonia to extradite 3 men for “Operation Ghost Click” malware scheme

The suspects will likely be shipped out from Tallinn, Estonia's capital city.

On Thursday, the Estonian government announced that it would extradite three of its citizens to the United States: Dmitry Yegorov, Timur Gerasimenko, and Konstantin Poltev. Another suspect, Anton Ivanov, was extradited and appeared in US court last year.

All four men are accused of taking part in "Operation Ghost Click,” a massive malware scheme. The FBI added one of the suspects to its “Cyber Most Wanted List” earlier this month.

Back in 2011, the United States government indicted seven alleged Estonian and Russian hackers for hijacking over 4 million computers worldwide—many at government agencies and large companies—using a trojan. The government accused the group of making over $14 million from traffic they drove to legitimate advertisers through contracts for paid traffic.

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