August 30, 2017 / 6:03 PM / 7 months ago

Bank cyber attack suspect extradited from Germany to appear in British court

(Reuters) - A British man has been extradited from Germany after being accused of launching cyber attacks on the networks of Lloyds Banking Group and Barclays banks this year, the National Crime Agency said on Wednesday.

FILE PHOTO: A Barclays sign is seen outside a branch of the bank in London, Britain, February 23, 2017. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth - File Photo

Daniel Kaye, 29, from Egham, west of London, is accused of using an infected network to attack the banks’ systems.

He was handed over to officers of National Crime Agency in on Wednesday and will appear in court in London on Thursday.

Kaye is also facing a charge that he endangered human welfare with an alleged cyber attack against Lonestar MTN, Liberia’s biggest internet provider, the agency said.

The charges follow an investigation by the agency and Germany authorities.

Reporting by Parikshit Mishra in Bengaluru; Editing by Alison Williams

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