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Brit charged with US hacking

A Briton has been charged with stealing a huge amount of confidential data from thousands of computer systems, including US military networks.

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Briton charged with hacking into US military computers

A Briton has been charged with stealing a huge amount of confidential data from thousands of computer systems, including US military networks.

Lauri Love was charged with one count of accessing a US department or agency computer without permission and another charge of conspiracy.

The 28-year-old, who lives in Stradishall, Suffolk, allegedly hacked into networks including the US Department of Defense's Missile Defense Agency and the US Army Corps of Engineers.

Mr Love allegedly accessed information including budgeting data and personal information on thousands of people including military personnel.

He was arrested on Friday by authorities including the UK's National Crime Agency in a separate investigation.

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