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28/10/2013 12:09 GMT | Updated 28/10/2013 12:10 GMT

British Hacker Lauri Love Charged With Breaking Into Nasa And US Army

A British hacker has been charged with breaking into the computer systems of the US army, Nasa and other federal agencies.

The 28-year-old, named as Lauri Love from Suffolk, was arrested by officers from the National Crime Agency (NCA) under the Computer Misuse Act (CMA). He has been released on police bail until next February.

NCA spokesman Andy Archibald said: "This arrest is the culmination of close joint working by the NCA, Police Scotland and our international partners.

"Cyber-criminals should be aware that no matter where in the world you commit cyber crime, even from remote places, you can and will be identified and held accountable for your actions.

"The NCA has well-developed law enforcement alliances globally and we will pursue and deal robustly with cyber-criminals."

Under the CMA, individuals can be arrested for launching attacks from within the UK against computers anywhere in the world.

Love is believed to have lived in the Stradishall and Lowestoft areas.