October: Not a great month to be a hacker

Molly Wood Oct 29, 2013
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October: Not a great month to be a hacker

Molly Wood Oct 29, 2013
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It’s shaping up to be a red letter month for arresting hackers. In Canada, a 12-year-old boy just pleaded guilty to helping hacker group Anonymous gain access to government and police websites last year. And now there’s been an arrest of a 28-year-old man in the U.K. for what authorities are calling a serious threat to national security in the U.S. Lauri Love allegedly gained access to a variety of U.S. military computer systems, from NASA to the Pentagon.

Mark Gregory, technology correspondent for the BBC, has the latest on the story.

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