Tuesday 6 September 2016
A British student fights extradition to US for allegedly hacking the FBI and Nasa...The U.S. says Lauri ‘secretly infiltrated’ computer systems and faces 12 years in prison, more than others charged in the UK...
They allege Love is a “sophisticated computer hacker” loosely affiliated with the Anonymous hacker collective, and that he “secretly infiltrated” computer systems used by a long list of government agencies including the Federal Reserve, Nasa, the Department of Energy and the FBI between October 2012 and August 2013, “publicly disseminating confidential information found on those servers”...
The request for extradition describes Love as “part of a community of so called ‘hacktivists’,” who seek to infiltrate the computer networks of major companies and government entities and steal confidential or protected information ... and then publicly disclose that information in order to embarrass the company or government entity.”
The US government doesn’t like being embarrassed, and in recent years has cracked down especially hard on people engaging in computer crimes to advocate for social change. Love’s case marks the first time the US has sought the extradition of an alleged member of Anonymous, but observers worry it will not be the last, if it is successful...
For more information about Lauri’s case, please visit freelauri.com and please by writing to your MP; form peaceful direct action; come to court; oppose the IPBill / Snoopers Charter and help us raise awareness by sharing this post.
Lauri is one of the greatest minds here in Britain. We need him here. Our future relies on this court case. Our livelihoods. Our childrens safeguarding. Our digital economy. Our privacy. Our law. Our democracy.
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