|The UK home secretary has signed an order for the extradition of Lauri Love, 31, to the United States, where he could face up to 99 years of jail over hacking charges. The man is accused of stealing data from the American government agencies like the Federal Reserve, the army, Nasa and the FBI in 2012 and 2013.
The activist suffering from Asperger syndrome lost his legal challenge to avoid extradition, and the Home Office has signed the necessary order after the home secretary considered all relevant matters. According to the Home Office, the activist has been charged with a number of computer hacking offences, including targeting military and federal government agencies of the United States. Love has 2 weeks to appeal and will likely do so.
Lauri Love, who also suffers from depression and eczema, explained that his health could kill him in the US jail, but the district judge found that the activist could be duly cared for by medical facilities in the US prison. Although the judge recognized that Love suffered from both physical and mental health issues, but at the same time pointed out that he faced “extremely serious charges” and provision for his condition was adequate in the United States.
In the meantime, the American authorities have been fighting for the hacker to face trial in the US. Love could face proceedings in 3 different US jurisdictions. It is alleged that between 2012 and 2013, the man placed hidden “backdoors” within networks and later stole confidential data. As a result, the US accused him of causing millions of dollars’ worth of damage.
In the meantime, Love supporters compare his case to that of Gary McKinnon, whose extradition was blocked by the home secretary in 2012. Love’s solicitor wrote a letter to the Home Office opposing extradition because of the risk of suicide and noting that 114 MPs have written to President Obama urging him to recognize the seriousness of the hacker’s mental illness and withdraw the request for extradition. Love supporters believe that a domestic prosecution in the UK would permit justice to be done while removing the severe risk to his life. In the meantime, MPs who signed a letter calling on Obama to block the hacker’s extradition, said they are getting more and more MPs to sign the letter.
Thursday, November 17th, 2016
|What actually did he do? Was anyone harmed?|
Does not sound like much to me.
|"eczema, explained that his health could kill him in the US jail" oh nut up buttercup.. don't do the crime if you can't do the time.|
|So hey there Jerome how long would you be willing to do in some hell-hole U.S jail for illegally down loading copyrighted material ???? or do you just visit Torrent sites for the lols ???????|
|Hi breathless, We will always be surrounded by the lazy weak sheeple who are only too happy to bend over for the Power. They are scared little lambs who need our understanding. Understanding that they are cowards that is...|
|posted by (2016-11-18 01:01:22)|
|Makes me laugh folks argue they're medical status means they should not face punishment for their crimes yet, he knows the difference between right and wrong so why the hell should he not face punishment for what he did.|
Same with the plank that tried to take a Deputies service weapon to shoot Trump at a rally in Nevada. The parents now crying about how he might not be okay! But he was okay for the year he was in the US illegally and not once did the family go the Foreign Office and say their son was missing in the US and unstable!
The f*** outta here...
|@ #2 and #5 what color is the sky in your world ?? The man is facing life Thats LIFE in prison for "stealing data " so lets put it in a context you may understand ...... every uploader on this site could potentially face jail time for uploading the content you come here to down load ...so comments like yours are not going to win you many friends on torrent sites|
|Breathless 19 there is a very big difference between torrenting and hacking US government sites. One is taking a little from companies that are greedy and corrupt, the other is espionage, and risks not only the lives of US soldiers and citizens, but also risk the lives of British Soldiers and citizens. What movie or song did he take from the US Army? Please if you want to argue that 99 years is to long so be it, however please don't act like what he did is even close to comparable to my downloading a movie.|
|Lauri Love, who also suffers from depression and eczema, explained that his health could kill him in the US jail, but the district judge found that the activist could be duly cared for by medical facilities in the US prison.|
uh, what? He's in Jail for 99 years.. mine as well let him suffer. Easier of my tax paying.
|Hey Oldirishman "Im only taking a little from companies that are greedy and corrupt " wont fly as a Legal defense ....But moving on .. Let me ask you this, What exactly did Lauri Love do ? Have you taken the time to obtain a fair and impartial understanding of what exactly he is accused of doing ?? Judging by your knee jerk comment "risking the lives of U.S and UK Soldiers and citizens. I would say no you have not So here is a brief synopses ( But please go and find all the information your self)....between 2012 and 2013 Lauri Love and other members of the activist group Anonymous accessed US government computers such as NASA and The Department of Energy stealing the details of employees ( they hacked the H.R dept) These hacks were part of the OpLastResort campaign over the death of activist Aaron Swatz nether Lauri Love or the group Anonymous disclosed or profited from any of the information the stole..... but unfortunately for him claiming governments are "greedy and corrupt" wont fly as a legal defence|
nice to see those titties again ....lol
and to keep things on the subject, why can't he stand trial and/or do time in england ?
|The US laws are entirely too strict on "hacking". Youd as soon murder someone and get less time than you would sharing a song. Any "hack" that involves big business or government losing money will get you extradited.|
|What is the matter with these popular hackers. There seems to always be physical health problems. You know. Maybe the hackers use gopher and intercept the US government through the old reference system that I do believe still is being used in public libraries and research centers. (yeah I hack the gopher.....)|
|This dude sinned against the United States. He must be made an example of. So put him away and throw out the key. Member, don't mess with the US or you will get what for up the wahzoo. Also, more avatars of chicks eyeful melons, pleeeeeese. Thanks, fellow piratas.|
|posted by (2016-11-19 13:51:02)|
|Comedianon you're too right. The chances for a ten year stint for possession of an once or more of weed is greater than committing vehicular manslaughter. Yeah, dude should face some time for busting into government facilities, but not that. If anything, the U.S. should bolster their security-and maybe hire the man. Good Thanksgiving to you all.|
|@8 Your are implying that US government are good here while media entertaining industries are corrupt no wonder why trump got elected because of people like you. What love did was wrong but so did us who are downloading and uploading torrents. US gov are pissed because of fear of their secret leak. If the punishment is moderate then ok but that dude is facing 99 years!|
|Aaron Swatz 1987-2013 ...........To say Swartz was a prodigy is an understatement. As an unknown teenager he was a co-designer of tools – like RSS and Markdown and of services like Reddit – that shaped the evolution of the web. He was also the kid who wrote most of the code underpinning Creative Commons, an inspired system that uses copyright law to give ordinary people control over how their digital creations can be used by others.|
His downfall came when he turned his attention to JSTOR, a digital library of academic articles hidden behind a paywall. He devised a method of downloading large numbers of articles from JSTOR, using a computer hidden in a closet at MIT. He was arrested in January 2011 and pursued by federal prosecutors with a vindictive zeal, eventually being indicted on a raft of charges which carried a potential jail sentence of 35 years. Ground down by this, he hanged himself on 11 January 2013
|posted by (2016-11-21 01:59:16)|
|Some of you have lost your minds! How can you equate copyright infringement with espionage! He wasn't downloading torrent, he should get 99 lethal injections!|
|Legal Definition of espionage|
: the practice of gathering, transmitting, or losing through gross negligence information relating to the defense of the U.S. with the intent that or with reason to believe that the information will be used to the injury of the U.S. or the advantage of a foreign nation
|Couldn't his knowledge used to prevent future attacks? I understand punishing people for doing bad things but in an extremely competent area such as penetration testing and hacking, I don't think it's the best thing is to bury these people forever.|
His skills are likely going to be traded for a window in jail and some extra time on fresh air.
|@Breathless19 & Popeye13 I don't think he should of got life for what he did hell it's people that do more than just steal documents and Data but more hands on action and get less time..... you kant compare the guy trying to shoot trump with a hacker.....||
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