Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 8°C

min temp: 7°C


Stradishall: Lauri Love re-bailed in US army, NASA, and federal agencies’ computer hacking inquiry

10:37 19 February 2014

Man rebailed in US computer hacking inquiry

Man rebailed in US computer hacking inquiry

A west Suffolk man charged in America with hacking the US army, NASA and other federal agencies’ computer systems has had his UK police bail extended.


Lauri Love, of Stradishall, near Newmarket, was arrested by officers from the National Crime Agency (NCA) in October under the Computer Misuse Act.

After being questioned by officers he was released until this month, pending further inquiries.

A spokeswoman for the NCA said the 28-year-old social activist, who had previously lived in the Lowestoft area, has now been re-bailed until May 7.

Love could face an extradition battle with the authorities over the charges in the US.

After his arrest reports claimed Love and alleged co-conspirators – believed to be in Australia and Sweden – stole information about government employees, including military service members, by
hacking into government networks and leaving behind “back doors” through which they could return to get data.

An indictment served in a 
US court included pieces of 
instant message conversations that Love allegedly had with his partners.

In one, he is said to have written: “Ahaha, we owning lots of nasa sites.(sic)”

In another exchange, he said: “This ... stuff is really sensitive”, according to prosecutors.

Love has been charged by US authorities, but only arrested by British investigators.

In the past Love has taken part in protests for Occupy, the global “anti-greed movement”.

After Love’s arrest police removed computer equipment from Love’s home as part of the inquiry.



The fire service cordons off an area near Marks and Spencer on Westgate Street where UK Power Networks works to find a gas leak.

A shop in Ipswich high street has been evacuated as carbon monoxide has been detected in the basement.

Artist's impression of the homes there were proposed for lane close to Poplar Lane, Sproughton.

Babergh district councillors last night said they had voted against officers’ advice and refused a 475-home development on the edge of Ipswich because its design was “appalling”.

Police at the scene of the alleged robbery

A 25-year-old man from south London who was arrested following a robbery at a convenience store in Claydon has been charged.

Could the Crown car park be replaced by a prefab platform like this one at Manningtree?

Should Ipswich Borough Council spend £3million on doubling the size of the Crown Car Park – or go the whole hog and quadruple it at a cost of about £12m?

On going work at Ipswich Station

Work on a near-£2million refurbishment of Ipswich railway station has started – and is set to continue until August next year.

Nick Alexander, who died in the Bataclan massacre, in Paris, France. Photo: Foreign & Commonwealth Office/PA Wire.

The singer from the Eagles of Death Metal has paid tribute to Nick Alexander for his selflessness during the massacre at the Paris theatre where 89 people died almost two weeks ago.

Juliet Bellfield's charity committee has raised almost £1m for cancer care

Fellow fundraisers have paid tribute to the “inspirational” leadership of a Suffolk woman who helped generate almost £1million for cancer care.

Ipswich Crown Court.

A 43-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting a seven-year-old girl has told a court he drove off in his car when he was confronted about the allegations by her father because he did not want a fight.

An artist's impression of the restored brewery.

This is a first look at how a refurbished and converted former Tolly Cobbold brewery will be at the centre of a new housing development on Ipswich waterfront.

Colin Noble

Suffolk County Council could consider increasing its element of council tax bills for the first time since 2010 following the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages

Local business directory

Suffolk's trusted business finder

Property search

e.g. Oxford or NW3
Powered by Zoopla

Digital Edition

Read the Ipswich Star e-edition today E-edition

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24