Following up on previous coverage (here and here) of alleged British hacker Lauri Love, a 31-year-old British citizen who has Asperger’s syndrome, UK judge Nina Tempia ruled yesterday that Love can and should be extradited to the US to face charges filed in three federal courts.
A UK court has granted bail to Lauri Love, an alleged British hacker who stands accused of compromising several systems and servers used by US defense, government and private entities and companies.
31-year-old Lauri Love can breathe easy for now after he was granted bail by a UK court despite United States prosecutors’ efforts to see him extradited to stateside.
The sleuths want to question Love for allegedly infiltrating a number of federal and defense agencies including the US Federal Reserve, the US Army, the FBI and the Missile Defense Agency. Even NASA and several healthcare companies’ servers are thought to be compromised by Love, with staff and credit card [...]
The United States and the United Kingdom are strategic allies, but when it comes to extradition of hackers, there is a bumpy history.
In 2002, the US charged British citizen Gary McKinnon with hacking US military computers, but after a decade-long legal battle the British government decided not to extradite McKinnon for prosecution in the United States.
This makes friends of Lauri Love, who presently faces felony hacking charges in three US states, optimistic about his future. According to authorities, Love used the following handles online: “nsh,” “peace,” “shift,” [...]