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Jailed 'Hacker King' Set For Extradition To The U.S.

American authorities are about to get their hands on Vladislav Anatolievich Horohorin, an accused cybercriminal who is suspected of executing numerous security breaches in banks and large businesses. He has arrested 13 months ago in Nice, France.

'BadB' as portrayed in a promotional cartoon (YouTube)
'BadB' as portrayed in a promotional cartoon (YouTube)
Fabrice Amedeo

He may be unknown to most of the world, but among hackers, 27-year-old Vladislav Anatolievich Horohorin is a living legend. He is also on the verge of being extradited to the United States from France, where he has been locked up since his August, 2010 arrest in the coastal city of Nice.

Horohorin, a.k.a "BadB" or "Vlad H," is one of the CIA and FBI's top five most-wanted cyber-criminals. U.S. authorities accuse the hacker, who has both Ukrainian and Israeli citizenship, of involvement in numerous cyber-security breaches in banks and large businesses.

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The Bogus Concept Of "Carbon-Neutral" Oil

The Colombian president recently said that the country had exported one million barrels of carbon-neutral or offset oil. But in an unregulated carbon market, such a claim is pure greenwashing.

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María Mónica Monsalve Sánchez

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BOGOTÁ - In March this year, various national and corporate leaders met in Houston, Texas, for CERAWeek, an annual conference to discuss the world's energy challenges. Colombia's President Iván Duque took the opportunity to remind participants that his country produced just 0.6% of the world's carbon emissions even as it had raised crude production to one million barrels a day.

He said oil should not be seen as an enemy, since the fight was really against greenhouse gas emissions. He also revealed at the event that the country's national oil firm, Ecopetrol, had sold the Asian market its first million barrels of carbon-neutral or offset crude, consisting of the entire extraction, production and exportation chain.

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