Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Gary McKinnon Loses Extradition Appeal

Gary McKinnon

Bobbie Johnson writes in The Guardian:

A British man who hacked into computers at the Pentagon will face trial in the US after the law lords ruled that he should be extradited.

At the House of Lords this morning, Gary McKinnon, 42, was told that his appeal against extradition would not be granted.

McKinnon, an unemployed computer systems administrator from north London, invaded computer systems belonging to the US military in 2001 – shortly after the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

He said he was merely searching for evidence of extraterrestrial life, but American officials labelled him the world's most dangerous hacker and accused him of deleting important files and causing hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of damage.

More here.


At Wed Jul 30, 03:00:00 PM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know what all the fuss is about the answer is simple.
The spinless government of this country has been sitting on the solution for years.

Give us the U.S soldier whose bullet killed ITN Journalist Terry Lloyd.
Then you may have Gary McKinnon

Give us a murderer
and you can have a spy
One asks ones self, who carries the greater guilt?


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