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Man charged in US with hacking will face no UK charges

Lauri Love photographed during an Occupy protest at Glasgow University ENGANL00120131029104338

Lauri Love photographed during an Occupy protest at Glasgow University ENGANL00120131029104338

The son of a Stradishall baptist minister charged in connection with hacking of the US Federal Reserve will not face UK charges.

Lauri Love, 28, may still have to fight extradition to the USA but the UK National Crime Agency says he has been released from bail. Under the Computer Misuse Act you can be arrested for making attacks from the UK on computers worldwide.

In February Manhattan US Attorney Preet Bharara said: “As alleged, Lauri Love is a sophisticated hacker who broke into Federal Reserve computers, stole sensitive personal information, and made it widely available, leaving people vulnerable to malicious use of that information.”

According to the allegations in the indictment, from October 2012 to February 2013, Love worked with other hackers worldwide to gain access to the Federal Reserve’s computer servers to steal and then publicly disseminate confidential information found there, including personal identification data.

The FBI and US Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York declined to comment on future action.

 

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