Friday, November 27, 2009

Autistic Hacker Extradited to US

This story from Reuters was kind of funny. The UK won't block the extradition of Gary McKinnon to the US for illegally accessing computers and causing $700,000 worth of damages. McKinnon has been diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome, which is a form of autism. All he did was hack into computers at the Pentagon and NASA. Give the guy a break. It's not like there is anything important going on there. McKinnon claims he was looking for signs of alien life and is described as a "UFO eccentric". The article doesn't report whether he found any or not. If convicted, McKinnon could face up to 70 years in prison.
Government won't stop hacker's extradition to U.S.

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