British judge: Anonymous hacker to be extradited to US




Lauri Love, the 31-year-old British hacker who was arrested in the UK in 2015, will possibly be extradited to the United States where he is indicted for hacking NASA, the military and other agencies. Love still has options to appeal.

anonymous A British judge made ​​the ruling on Friday. Love it as part of hacking group Anonymous have been partly responsible for hacks in the US Army, the Federal Reserve, the FBI, NASA, MIT and the Missile Defense Agency. In addition, employee data are also published. The offensive, called Operation Last Resort, was an act of revenge for the suicide of Aaron Swartz. Love was in 2013 arrested , but was released on bail. In 2015 he was again arrested, this time because of the extradition request of the United States.

The Love lawyers argued that he would not keep it full in the American prison system because of his health condition. The Briton has Asperger syndrome and suffers from depression. The risk that he would commit suicide in an American cell would be too great. The judge went here ultimately failed in, and said that the US prison system would have the resources in-house to ensure that such an attempt would succeed.

The Love lawyers also refer to the case of Gary McKinnon, a British hacker whose extradition under very similar circumstances refused , the British Home Secretary. The defense wants the same is done for Love. Whether that would work in this case, the current Home Secretary, Amber Rudd. If not willing to assist the hacker, love can still appeal. The hacker can enter up to 99 years in jail in the US.


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