5 Feb 2018

Alleged hacker avoids extradition to US

The alleged computer hacker Lauri Love will not be extradited to face charges in the US after winning his High Court appeal. The 33-year-old was first arrested in October 2013, suspected of hacking into FBI, US Central Bank and Nasa systems. Outside court, Mr Love, who has Asperger’s syndrome, said he hoped the decision would spark a discussion about how society treats people with brains that are “made up in a slightly different way”.