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Wednesday, February 15, 2006

'Hacker' extradition case reopens

The extradition hearing of a British man accused of hacking into the US military computer system has resumed.

Gary McKinnon, 40, is accused of causing damage to 97 US government computers estimated at £370,000.

His lawyers want US authorities to give reassurances he will not get a military order and face being sent to Guantanamo Bay with no prospect of parole.

Mr McKinnon, of Wood Green, north London, is contesting extradition at Bow Street Magistrates' Court.

He is alleged to have infiltrated the military system from his home computer between February 2001 and March 2002.

In total, Mr McKinnon is said to have accessed 53 US Army computers, 26 US Navy computers, 16 Nasa computers, one US Department of Defence computer and one US Air Force computer.

Wouldn't like to be in his shoes!



Blogger Moni said...

He hacked into them from his home computer? If that's the case then maybe the US government should revamp their computer security measures. And no, I wouldn't want to be in his shoes. :)

9:03 PM  
Blogger McFox said...

Yep, from his home computer. Scary stuff. He's currently fighting extradition as he is worried about being put up as a guest in Guantanamo Bay.

9:19 AM  

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