Hacker Lauri Love arrested

Lauri Love, 30, a British man accused of hacking into US government networks was arrested on Wednesday on an extradition warrant on behalf of the US. He has been charged with hacking into the US army, Nasa, the Federal Reserve and the Environmental Protection Agency.

The warrant claims offences under the Computer Misuse Act. Love had been indicted in the districts of Virginia, New Jersey and New York on various dates in 2012 and 2013. He was first arrested by offices from the UK's National Crime Agency in October 2013, then released on bail.

According to the indictment against him in New York, Love has bragged to other hackers and chat room members in regard to his infiltrations and various hacks on the Federal Reserve computer system and website.

Love appeared at Westminster magistrates court on Wednesday where he was offered conditional bail prior to a full extradition hearing on 1 September. Love's solicitor, Karen Todner, said, “He will certainly be fighting extradition.”