Is number up for binary bandit?
A British man accused of hacking into US military and government systems and stealing confidential information should be extradited to the United States to face trial, a UK judge has ruled. Judge Nina Tempia said Lauri Love (left) faces “extremely serious charges”, and his extradition would not be disproportionate. At Westminster Magistrates’ Court, the judge said: “I am satisfied Mr Love’s extradition would be compatible with his [human] rights.” She said Love, who has Asperger’s Syndrome, “suffers from both physical and mental health issues”, but ruled that the US prison system is capable of meeting his needs. Home Secretary Amber Rudd, will make the final decision on extradition and Love has 14 days to appeal the judgment to the High Court. US prosecutors say 31-year-old Love hacked agencies including the US Army, NASA, the Federal Reserve and the Environmental Protection Agency between 2012 and 2013, stealing names, social security numbers and credit card information. He was charged in New Jersey, New York and Virginia. Police in the US are “addressing” an unusual crime spree: Someone is stealing the ones and zeroes from numbers mounted on people’s homes. Local media in Philadelphia quoted resident Meghan Haley saying she noticed the zero missing from her home on Wednesday and saw a woman stealing it when she checked her CCTV. Another woman, Krista Ricca, was awakened by the sound of a power drill about 4am and saw a man stealing a number from a house across the street.