US hacking accused Lauri Love ‘had stolen government data’

BBC reports:

A British man accused of hacking into US government software networks had a computer that appeared to have “stolen” information on it, a court heard.

Lauri Love, 30, of Suffolk, who faces no charges in the UK, is seeking the return of machines seized by police.

But, at Bury St Edmunds Magistrates’ Court, the National Crime Agency (NCA) called for him to be ordered to help decrypt files held on his computers.

Mr Love said the NCA had not found enough evidence to force him to do so.

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