Vicar's Son Arrested Over "Back Door" US Government Hacks

By Gary Cutlack on at

A 28-year-old British man, who unfortunately has to live with the pornstar name Lauri Love, has been arrested under suspicion of inserting a classic "back door" access mechanism into several US government computer systems.

He was really going for it too, with authorities accusing the vicar's son of hacking computers belonging to the US Army, Nasa and the Environmental Protection Agency, with help from three unnamed assistants.

They're accused of using secure forums to chat and arrange their attacks, with US security teams claiming they may have accessed financial data, stats about military facilities and personal information detailing military personnel. He was held by the National Crime Agency under the Computer Misuse Act, and is out on bail until February. [BBC]