backtop


Print 61 comment(s) - last by Viditor.. on Apr 17 at 9:59 AM

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.



Comments     Threshold


This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled

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.


"If you can find a PS3 anywhere in North America that's been on shelves for more than five minutes, I'll give you 1,200 bucks for it." -- SCEA President Jack Tretton











botimage
Copyright 2014 DailyTech LLC. - RSS Feed | Advertise | About Us | Ethics | FAQ | Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information | Kristopher Kubicki