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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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RE: Hacking - how he did it
By peternelson on 4/14/2006 7:10:30 PM , Rating: 2

And this is my proof for alien existence.

1. The USA government would not be so stupid as to leave sensitive databases insecure.

2. THEREFORE the government takes steps to secure their data using the best technologies available.

3. THEREFORE it would not be possible to hack without superior technologies.

4. THEREFORE a hacker would need help from aliens to crack those technologies.

5. FOR aliens to help the hacker, ALIENS MUST EXIST.


Or is there some flaw in my reasoning ;-) If so, where? ;-)

RE: Hacking - how he did it
By Decaydence on 4/14/2006 8:57:12 PM , Rating: 2
Sweet God, you have done it. This post will go down in history as the first conclusive proof of Alien life.

RE: Hacking - how he did it
By PLaYaHaTeD on 4/15/2006 4:13:25 PM , Rating: 2
Proof by deduction. However, since your first step is wrong (the gov't *is* that stupid, except for that Bush guy ;-) ), the whole thing is wrong.

Plus, number 4 implies that aliens would also need help from the hacker... which doesnt make sense because if they hold the 'superior technologies', why would they need a human to learn and utilize what they would be more suited to utilize?

Why the hell am I even talking.

RE: Hacking - how he did it
By alexcurpas on 4/16/2006 2:54:07 AM , Rating: 2
The flaw is right in the beginning, when you assume that the US gov't is not stupid. Other than that, it's flawless!

RE: Hacking - how he did it
By peternelson on 4/16/2006 2:47:55 PM , Rating: 2

Er yup, you guys got me. I think that was precisely what I was alluding to. It's called "sarcasm". I mean if ONE hacker not a team of them with distributed keycracking (and without help from alieans) could gain entry to all these computers, that would tend to mean that the US need to beef up their IT security or else some terrorist could do the same type of attack. Someone should be fired for letting it happen.

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