Accused hacker Laurie Love to sue National Crime Agency to retrieve confiscated computing kit

www.theregister.co.uk | 2/6/2019 | Staff
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Lauri Love, the Brit who beat US attempts to extradite him over accusations of hacking, is suing the National Crime Agency (NCA) to get back computing gear seized in 2013 as part of the case against him.

More than five years ago, Love was indicted across the pond over allegations he hacked thousands of PCs in America and other countries, inserting backdoors into networks with the aim of circling back at a later date to pilfer confidential data.

Love - Security - NASA - US - Government

It was alleged Love had breached the security of NASA, the US military, and other government agencies. The following year, 2014, Uncle Sam added the Federal Reserve to that list.

Love, who has dual British and Finnish nationality, was arrested in late 2013 following a joint probe by the FBI and the NCA. He won a preliminary hearing in 2016 in which the NCA was ruled to have attempted to sidestep protections for encrypted data under the Investigatory Powers Act 2000 when it tried to to force him – via a RIPA notice – to disclose encryption keys and passwords for kit it seized from him in 2014.

Love - June

Love was bailed in June 2016.

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