Alleged Syrian Electronic Army hacker extradited to US to face charges

News by Robert Abel

An alleged hacker for the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) has been extradited to the United States from Germany.

An alleged hacker for the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA), a hacking group supportive of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime, has been extradited to the US from Germany.

Peter Romar, 36, is expected to appear Tuesday in an Eastern District of Virginia federal court, according to the Stars and Stripes, and will face conspiracy charges related to extortion, money laundering, wire fraud, Syrian Sanctions violations and unlawful interstate communications.

Last month, Romar was arrested in Germany and charged along with two other alleged members of the hacking collective who were on the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Most Wanted list.

The SEA has attacked a number of media outlets and news publications, including The Washington PostCNNForbesNPRTime, and Vice.com, among others. The group also successfully breached Microsoft in an attempt to access information related to law enforcement inquiries. 

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