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Gary McKinnon is currently fighting extradition to the United States

The attorney for Briton Gary McKinnon, the biggest US military hacker ever, has said that McKinnon is afraid he will be prosecuted under US anti-terror laws -- which the attorney says could send him to Guantanamo Bay.  McKinnon allegedly broke into 97 government computers to try and find evidence the US government knows about UFOs but has been concealing information about extraterrestrial life.  His illegal activities allegedly caused around $700,000 of damage.  He hacked into the government computers in 14 different states, including U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy, NASA and Pentagon systems.  

A UK judge previously asked the US government for some sort of reassurance that McKinnon would be charged in federal court and not under any anti-terror laws.  District Judge Nicholas Evans will announce the decision whether or not McKinnon will be extradited on May 10.  If McKinnon is extradited, unless he has an agreement made with the federal government, anti-terror charges could be filed.



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The scumbag deserves to be held at Gitmo !
By cornfedone on 4/14/2006 3:41:40 PM , Rating: 0
That might be a real dis-incentive to some of the scumbag hackers so I say go for it.




RE: The scumbag deserves to be held at Gitmo !
By Wwhat on 4/14/2006 9:27:57 PM , Rating: 2
You are a quite unreasonable person, how about we shoot a few babies as a warning to muggers too?
If all this guy did was peek (even if that caused accidental harm) then you should not compare him to people that hack with nasty intentions and you should catch those types and deal with those guys in a way that reflects their deeds and proven intent, and not just attack a basically innocent character.



By Wwhat on 4/14/2006 9:30:50 PM , Rating: 2
But of course if you are pro quantanamo then you probably also see logic in attacking a country completely uninvolved with the 9/11 events as a revenge against 9/11 and there is no saving you.



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