Suffolk man accused of hacking into US government computer networks re-arrested

Lauri Love

Lauri Love - Credit: PA

A Suffolk man accused of hacking into US government computer networks has been re-arrested.

Lauri Love, 30, from Stradishall, has been charged with hacking into various agencies, including the US Army, Nasa, the Federal Reserve and the Environmental Protection Agency.

Scotland Yard said at about 11.40am yesterday, officers from the Metropolitan Police’s Extradition Unit arrested Love at an address in Ash Walk, on an extradition warrant on behalf of the US.

The warrant alleges offences under the Computer Misuse Act for which he has been indicted in the US districts of Virginia, New Jersey and New York between various dates in both 2012 and 2013.

Love was first arrested by officers from the UK’s National Crime Agency under the Computer Misuse Act in October 2013.

Love’s solicitor, Karen Todner, told the Press Association his bail was cancelled more than a year ago and his arrest yesterday was “out of the blue”.

He appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court yesterday where he was granted conditional bail ahead of a full extradition hearing on September 1.

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“He will certainly be fighting extradition,” Ms Todner said.

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