Malaysia detains two network attack suspects hinh anh 1Head of the Malaysia Police’s Criminal Investigation Department Huzir Mohamed (Photo: thestar)

Kuala Lumpur (VNA) – Huzir Mohamed, head of the Malaysia Police’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID), has confirmed that the authorities had detained two men suspected of links to global hacking activities.

The suspects are two Malaysians - a businessman in his 40s and a computer analyst in his 30s. They were arrested on September 14 after the United States enforcement authority sent a red notice for their arrest, Huzir said.

The Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC) received the US authorities' extradition request on September 3 for the two men, before the Kuala Lumpur Magistrate's Court granted a Provisional Warrant of Arrest for their temporary arrest.

Both suspects have been placed under a 60-day remand at the Sungai Buloh Prison, according to Huzir.

The arrest is in accordance with the Extradition Act 1992 and the extradition treaty between the US and Malaysian governments and the AGC's approval, he said.

Huzir said both suspects were indicted for allegedly hacking into major gaming companies to steal and illegally resell their "gaming artefacts" such as tradable in-game chits and credits./.