British man charged with hacking US networks arrested

A British man accused of hacking into U.S. government computer networks has been arrested in England and U.S. prosecutors say they’ll attempt to have him brought to New Jersey.

Lauri Love, of Stradishall, England, has been charged with hacking into various agencies, including the U.S. Army, NASA, the Federal Reserve and the Environmental Protection Agency.

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.

Love’s attorney, Karen Todner, says he appeared in court Wednesday and was released on bail. Love did not immediately return messages seeking comment.

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Todner said last year that any extradition request would be “vehemently opposed.”

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