U.S. authorities are investigating the possibility of indicting and extraditing an Israeli man [wired.com] accused of hacking into Canadian banks as part of a credit and debit card scam that may also have affected two American banks. Ehud Tenenbaum has been in Canadian jail since last year and now U.S. law enforcement officials are looking into whether he was responsible for an attack on two U.S. banks that netted about $10 million.
From the Threat Level post:
Tenenbaum, 29, made headlines a decade ago under his hacker handle “The Analyzer” for penetrating Pentagon computers and other networks. He’d been living in France, and had only been in Canada about five months on a six-month visitor’s permit when he was arrested last August in Calgary with three alleged accomplices for allegedly hacking into Direct Cash Management, a Calgary company that distributes prepaid debit and credit cards. A Canadian court granted him CDN $30,000 bail, but before he could be released from jail, U.S. authorities swooped in with a provisional warrant to retain him in custody while they pursued an indictment and extradition.