Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 6°C

min temp: 2°C

Search

Stradishall: Lauri Love re-bailed in US army, NASA, and federal agencies’ computer hacking inquiry

PUBLISHED: 10:37 19 February 2014 | UPDATED: 10:37 19 February 2014

Man rebailed in US computer hacking inquiry

Man rebailed in US computer hacking inquiry

A west Suffolk man charged in America with hacking the US army, NASA and other federal agencies’ computer systems has had his UK police bail extended.

Lauri Love, of Stradishall, near Newmarket, was arrested by officers from the National Crime Agency (NCA) in October under the Computer Misuse Act.

After being questioned by officers he was released until this month, pending further inquiries.

A spokeswoman for the NCA said the 28-year-old social activist, who had previously lived in the Lowestoft area, has now been re-bailed until May 7.

Love could face an extradition battle with the authorities over the charges in the US.

After his arrest reports claimed Love and alleged co-conspirators – believed to be in Australia and Sweden – stole information about government employees, including military service members, by
hacking into government networks and leaving behind “back doors” through which they could return to get data.

An indictment served in a 
US court included pieces of 
instant message conversations that Love allegedly had with his partners.

In one, he is said to have written: “Ahaha, we owning lots of nasa sites.(sic)”

In another exchange, he said: “This ... stuff is really sensitive”, according to prosecutors.

Love has been charged by US authorities, but only arrested by British investigators.

In the past Love has taken part in protests for Occupy, the global “anti-greed movement”.

After Love’s arrest police removed computer equipment from Love’s home as part of the inquiry.

Commuters on the A14 eastbound are facing delays after an accident near Newmarket involving two vehicles.

A cyber criminal from Colchester has admitted running a product testing service which allowed hackers to see whether their malicious software could beat anti-virus scanners.

What do you think when you hear the phrase “Essex girl”? - writes Lauren Hockney.

Fewer vulnerable people across the region will go hungry thanks to the opening of a new food distribution hub in Ipswich.

Essex County Council is set to put its element of tax bills up by almost 5% from April as it prepares for the day when financial help from the government ceases.

The University of Suffolk has announced Professor Helen Langton will succeed Richard Lister OBE as vice-chancellor this summer.

The amount paid out due to medical blunders at the region’s mental health trust has increased five-fold in five years, new figures reveal.

Most read

Eating Out in the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Eating Out
supplement

View

Visit the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Visit the Broads
supplement

View

London Boat Show 2018

cover

Click here to view
London Boat
Show supplement

View

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24