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British man charged with hacking US networks arrested

Published 16/07/2015

A British man has been arrested over charges that he hacked into systems in the United States
A British man has been arrested over charges that he hacked into systems in the United States

A British man accused of hacking into US government computer networks has been arrested in England.

US prosecutors say they will now attempt to have him brought to New Jersey.

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

Matthew Reilly, a spokesman for the US attorney's office in New Jersey, said Love was arrested on Wednesday and that US officials filed an extradition request.

The 29-year-old also faces federal charges in New York and Virginia.

Love's lawyer, Karen Todner, says he appeared in court on Wednesday and was released on bail.

Ms Todner said last year that any extradition request would be "vehemently opposed".

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