October 29th Cybersecurity Update – UK Hacker Arrested

A British man is arrested and charged with hacking into computer systems of the Army, NASA and other federal agencies. On Monday, a grand jury indicted a British man and his three partners for stealing information about government employees with the intent of disrupting federal government operations. Lauri Love allegedly hacked thousands of systems including the Missile Defense Agency, the Army Corps of Engineers and the EPA. For almost a year Love was able to infiltrate systems, compromising personal data of military personnel and defense budgets. Prosecutors says the Army’s Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland was one of the hacked systems. Love faces up up to 5 years in prison for each offense.