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.
October 3rd 2019: Matt DeHart has been freed from federal prison after serving 2740 day. Matt is transitioning after 8 long years of prison. He will be starting with (...)
Jeremy Hammond has been summoned to appear before a grand jury in the Eastern District of Virginia. Jeremy is sharing his new home at the William Truesdale Detention Center (...)
Chaos Communication Camp 2019 - Ziegeleipark Mildenberg August, 21ST - 25TH. This years #CCCamp2019 as the 2018 Chaos Communication Congress will have a #MailToJail | (...)
James Robinson in response to those who called him FBI informant, for 4 lines found on one site and nothing else. We have continued to support him because we believe more in (...)