Feeds

Laurie Love investigation stretches to Australia, Sweden

A Brit, a Swede and two Aussies walked through a firewall ...

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

Following the arrest of Laurie Love of Suffolk on charges that he gained unauthorised access to US government computers, it's emerged that he was working with co-conspirators in Australia and Sweden.

According to the charges reported here yesterday, Love's twelve-month hacking spree included machines belonging to the US Army, the Missile Defense Agency, the EPA and NASA.

According to an indictment posted at Scribd, Love's co-conspirators included two individuals in Australia and one in Sweden.

The indictment cites a total of eight agencies, including those above as being targeted in the attacks. The conspirators exploited SQL injection vulnerabilities and weaknesses in Coldfusion to execute their attacks, which took place from October 2012 to October 2013.

Once inside the target networks, Love and his collaborators accessed personal information on thousands of people including military personnel, along with budgets and information about the disposal of military facilities, the indictment alleges.

Love has been charged in the UK under the Computer Misuse Act, and in the US he's been charged with conspiracy and accessing a computer without permission. The US Attorney-General's statement doesn't detail whether or if America expects further arrests in the case. ®

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

More from The Register

next story
Facebook, Apple: LADIES! Why not FREEZE your EGGS? It's on the company!
No biological clockwatching when you work in Silicon Valley
'Cowardly, venomous trolls' threatened with TWO-YEAR sentences for menacing posts
UK government: 'Taking a stand against a baying cyber-mob'
Doctor Who's Flatline: Cool monsters, yes, but utterly limp subplots
We know what the Doctor does, stop going on about it already
Happiness economics is bollocks. Oh, UK.gov just adopted it? Er ...
Opportunity doesn't knock; it costs us instead
Arab States make play for greater government control of the internet
Nerds told to get lost in last-minute power grab bid at UN meeting
Zippy one-liners, broken promises: Doctor Who on the Orient Express
Series finally hits stride, but Clara's U-turn is baffling
Don't bother telling people if you lose their data, say Euro bods
You read that right – with the proviso that it's encrypted
Apple SILENCES Bose, YANKS headphones from stores
The, er, Beats go on after noise-cancelling spat
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Win a year’s supply of chocolate
There is no techie angle to this competition so we're not going to pretend there is, but everyone loves chocolate so who cares.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.