Germany extradites alleged Syrian hacker to US

An alleged member of the Syrian Electronic Army has been extradited from Germany to the United States to face hacking-related charges. Two other wanted members of the group are believed to be at large in Syria.

Peter Romar, a Syrian national residing in Germany, was flown to the United States to face charges in a Virginia court, a US law enforcement official told news agency Reuters on Monday.

The 36-year-old alleged member of the hacking group sympathetic to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will appear on Tuesday in a US federal court in Alexandria, Virginia.

The US Justice Department in March charged Romar alongside two other Syrian nationals with a host of hacking-related charges for targeting the US government, news media and private companies.