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Thursday, 21 February, 2019

Lauri Love: Alleged hacker loses legal fight over seized PCs – BBC News

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An alleged hacker whose computers were seized more than five years ago has lost his legal bid to get them back.

Lauri Love, 34, was using the Police (Property) Act of 1897 to seek their return, a year after judges blocked his extradition to the United States.

The National Crime Agency (NCA) said a UK investigation into Mr Love, from Suffolk, was ongoing.

At Westminster Magistrates’ Court, Mr Love was told no computer equipment would be returned to him.

District judge Margot Coleman earlier ruled that limited details of the case could be published.

Mr Love, who has Asperger’s syndrome, is alleged to have stolen data from US agencies including Nasa and the FBI in a spate of online attacks in 2012 and 2013.

The court heard he wanted the NCA to return four computers and a data-storage card that were seized in 2013.

Read more at: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-suffolk-47290438

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