US seeks extradition of British man charged with hacking

AP reports:

A British man accused of hacking into U.S. government computer networks and stealing sensitive and confidential information was arrested in England on Wednesday, and U.S. prosecutors said they will attempt to have him brought to New Jersey.

Lauri Love, of Stradishall, England, has been charged with hacking into agencies including the U.S. Army, NASA, the Federal Reserve and the Environmental Protection Agency. Prosecutors say he stole names, Social Security numbers and credit card information.

Matthew Reilly, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney’s office in New Jersey, said Love was arrested Wednesday and that U.S. officials filed an extradition request. The 29-year-old also faces federal charges in New York and Virginia.

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