Alleged Hacker Lauri Love Arrested in UK: US Demands Extradition

#LauriLove arrested / out on bail | now awaiting that dreadful legal battle where he might get extradited to #NewJersey of all places

=D to hack 5,000 NASA employees, the EPA, the Missile Defense Agency, the Federal Reserve, and the US Army | Oh my, that is a lot of LOVE

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Cryptosphere contributor, Occupy stalwart, and dedicated Adrian Lamo heckler Lauri Love has been arrested in the UK. He faces no charges in the United Kingdom: instead, the hacking charges are American, and the UK government here is putting its police force at the service of foreign powers. This bodes ill for a potential, and inevitable, extradition hearing, although UK PM David Cameron has shown some resistance to US extradition requests, as in the case of Gary Mckinnon.

Love has been fighting a variety of American charges since 2013, including allegations of having used SQL Injection to hack 5,000 NASA employees, the EPA, the Missile Defense Agency, the Federal Reserve, and the US Army, stealing credentials, logins, and credit card numbers.

One indictment puts it this way:

Lauri Love, aka nsh aka peace aka shift aka route aka Smedley Butler was a sophisticated and prolific computer hacker…

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About Raymond Johansen

Ray is a writer, columnist, contributor and subeditor for a large number of groups, pages and blogs - with a wide global network. He is the International Coordinator at Pursuance Project and The Pirate Party of Norway. Furthermore he sits on the board of several organisations, including Barrett Brown's Pursuance Project and Pirate Parties International. He is a Human Rights and Privacy Activist, a Hacktivist and is heavily involved in whistleblower support.

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