A Russian man suspected of carrying out cyberattacks against U.S. targets has been arrested in Prague.
Czech police declined to give the name of the arrested man, but said that he was wanted by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation for allegedly carrying out a number of cyberattacks.
Cyberattacks suspected of originating in Russia have produced major headlines in recent months -- especially because some appear to be designed to influence the U.S. presidential election.
The Russian citizen arrested Wednesday in Prague is not thought to be involved in those hacks, according to U.S. officials with knowledge of the investigation.
The officials said that the investigation instead involves other, unspecified "criminal activity."
Local police said they had cooperated with the FBI in the lead up to the man's arrest. The arrested individual was also wanted by Interpol, which had issued a international warrant -- or "red notice" -- for his arrest.