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Originally posted by jsobecky
Old ways of thinking must yield to today's technology. Else we'd still be putting people in town square stocks for punishment.
Gary exposed the FACT that our finest cyber security measures are in the hands of buffoons!
Originally posted by Helig
Honestly I like the idea of him being brought over just for the fact it will send the right message to the world, that we will agressively persue those who commit computer crimes against us. If we just sat there and let him sit over in the UK free as a bird every skiddie out there is going to get a set of brass ones and find a nice computer-law-free country to hack from and enjoy immunity from justice.
Originally posted by jsobecky
Who are you to determine the dollar damage of the damage done and what it cost to repair it?
As for those people spouting the tired cliche "if you can't do the time"... I'm sure they're always happy under authoritarian regimes like the US. Personally I prefer the kind of freedom we have in Europe.
Yeah, that was me. We have all the freedoms you wish for. Europe is stale, you have no "freedom".
Originally posted by semperfortis
I have to kind of agree with Hard to get.
The laws were created for a different kind of hacker. Not some idiot that was just meddling.
Originally posted by Ph0b0s
On another note, no one should ever compare this kid to someone as kevin mitnick because unlike the former, the latter was able to elude authorities for years before finally giving in and had a more reputable background with communications and computer hardware.
Originally posted by DYepes
The taliban did not cooperate in giving up Bin-Laden when linked to 9/11, it would be such a shame for something like that to happen to Britain....
Originally posted by HardToGet
What if they ship him to Guantanamo Bay? Yikes.
By the late 1990s, Mr McKinnon decided to use his hacking skills to do what he calls "research" on an issue he firmly believes in. Mr McKinnon told the BBC that he is convinced that the United States government is withholding critical information about Unidentified Flying Objects.
Mr McKinnon further explained that he believes the US military has reverse engineered an anti-gravity propulsion system from recovered alien spacecraft, and that this propulsion system is being kept a secret.
As for his quest to find evidence of a UFO cover-up, Mr McKinnon has said that he found some circumstantial evidence online to back his claims, including what he said are photos with what he speculated were alien spacecraft airbrushed out of the picture.
'UFO Hacker' Tells What He Found
After allegedly hacking into NASA websites -- where he says he found images of what looked like extraterrestrial spaceships -- the 40-year-old Briton faces extradition to the United States from his North London home.
Wired News: Did you find anything in your search for evidence of UFOs?
Gary McKinnon: Certainly did. There is The Disclosure Project. This is a book with 400 testimonials from everyone from air traffic controllers to those responsible for launching nuclear missiles. Very credible witnesses. They talk about reverse-(engineered) technology taken from captured or destroyed alien craft.
Wired News: What sort of evidence?
Gary McKinnon:A NASA photographic expert said that there was a Building 8 at Johnson Space Center where they regularly airbrushed out images of UFOs from the high-resolution satellite imaging. I logged on to NASA and was able to access this department. They had huge, high-resolution images stored in their picture files. They had filtered and unfiltered, or processed and unprocessed, files.
My dialup 56K connection was very slow trying to download one of these picture files. As this was happening, I had remote control of their desktop, and by adjusting it to 4-bit color and low screen resolution, I was able to briefly see one of these pictures. It was a silvery, cigar-shaped object with geodesic spheres on either side. There were no visible seams or riveting. There was no reference to the size of the object and the picture was taken presumably by a satellite looking down on it. The object didn't look manmade or anything like what we have created. Because I was using a Java application, I could only get a screenshot of the picture -- it did not go into my temporary internet files. At my crowning moment, someone at NASA discovered what I was doing and I was disconnected.
I also got access to Excel spreadsheets. One was titled "Non-Terrestrial Officers." It contained names and ranks of U.S. Air Force personnel who are not registered anywhere else. It also contained information about ship-to-ship transfers, but I've never seen the names of these ships noted anywhere else.
Malganis_7/9/2006 at 05:38 AM says:
Yes but Bin Laden was a terrorist leader who admitted being behind 9/11, which cost lives and damage.