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    NASA Hacker Loses Extradition Appeal

    NASA Hacker Loses Extradition Appeal
    April 3, 2007 News Release
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    Gary McKinnon, the alleged "NASA hacker" is to be extradited to the US to face trial.

    McKinnon, a self-confessed computer enthusiast from north London, was defending himself against the order in the UK Court of Appeal, after Home Secretary John Reid determined in 2006 that the extradition should go ahead. McKinnon will now be tried in the US against charges of breaking into and damaging US Government computers.

    McKinnon is alleged to have hacked into computers belonging to the US Army, US Navy, US Air Force, Department of Defense and NASA. He claims that he broke into the networks only to uncover confidential information about anti-gravity propulsion systems and extraterrestrial technology which he believed the authorities were hiding from the public. He has led a high profile campaign to avoid extradition, supported by many other computer hackers.

    "The US Government is taking a hard line towards cyber crime, and certainly won't tolerate anyone trying to compromise its own computers -- McKinnon really should have considered this before he went UFO-hunting," said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos. "This decision will doubtless send shockwaves through the hacking community, but irrespective of McKinnon's motivations, computer hacking is illegal both in the UK and the US, and it's high time people started thinking twice before engaging in such activities."

    McKinnon now plans to appeal to the House of Lords. "The case has clearly split the IT community in half, but it should be remembered that even if the extradition order had not been approved, McKinnon would almost certainly have stood trial in the UK courts," added Cluley.

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    US Army, US Navy, US Air Force, Department of Defense and NASA
    to uncover confidential information about anti-gravity

    Oh for crying out loud. Hacked the Navy and missed the Marines?

    Still, more useful on the payroll than locked up.

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    Makes you wonder just how secure their systems are if one man can hack into all of those.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BugEyedBeast View Post

    Oh for crying out loud. Hacked the Navy and missed the Marines?
    He was probably scared of them....
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    Quote Originally Posted by BugEyedBeast View Post

    Still, more useful on the payroll than locked up.

    That's kind of what I was thinking, and I am betting he disappears after trial.
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    Kind of hard to believe that the government could conceal all their alien technology if they can't secure their computer networks, huh?

    Unless, of course, they wanted this one to be hacked.



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