[ISN] UK man charged with hacking Federal Reserve

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9246650/UK_man_charged_with_hacking_Federal_Reserve By Grant Gross IDG News Service February 27, 2014 A British man faces new charges in the U.S. for allegedly hacking into the Federal Reserve Bank’s servers and stealing names, email addresses and other personal information of the bank’s computer users. Lauri Love, already facing charges in New Jersey and Virginia, is charged with one count of computer hacking and one count of aggravated identity theft in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, said Preet Bharara, the U.S. attorney there. Documents charging Love in New York were unsealed Thursday. “Lauri Love is a sophisticated hacker who broke into Federal Reserve computers, stole sensitive personal information, and made it widely available, leaving people vulnerable to malicious use of that information,” Bharara said in a statement. “We place a high priority on the investigation and prosecution of hackers who intrude into our infrastructure and threaten the personal security of our citizens.” It was unclear who is representing Love in the U.S. cases. Love used a SQL attack to infiltrate the bank’s servers, according to a press release. In late December 2012, Love told other hackers in an IRC chat room that he had gained control of the server for the Federal Reserve Bank in Chicago, according to the indictment in New York. He also gained access to a Federal Reserve Bank server in New York, the U.S. Department of Justice alleged. […]