UK’s Lauri Love charged with hacking into US Federal Reserve

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by CBR Staff Writer| 28 February 2014

Love could even be sentenced to up to 12 years in prison if found guilty.

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has charged Britain's Lauri Love for allegedly hacking into computer servers of the country's central bank, Federal Reserve.

The agency also alleged that the British man stole personal data of users of the Federal Reserve and then disclosed names, addresses and other vital information online.

Love will face one count each of hacking computers and aggravated identity theft, could even be sentenced to up to 12 years in prison if found guilty.

Arrested in October in England, the defendant was charged by US and British authorities with breaching security NASA and FBI, among other US government organisation.

According to audit report by US department of Energy, Mr Love had gathered personal information on about 104,000 people, which would cost the US at least $3.7m, including $1.6m spent on setting up a call centre to deal with people affected by the data breach.

Allegedly known by online identity such as 'nsh,' 'peace,' 'shift,' 'route' and 'Smedley Butler', Love is well known in the Occupy activist community, while also has support from activist communities.

 

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