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Originally posted by Low Orbit
If it's all bologne Mac, then why is he facing life in prison once extraditied to the US? Both the fact that he is being extradited to the US from the UK and the fact that he faces life in prison should tell you about the extent of his crimes.
Originally posted by Silcone Synapse
The fact that the USA authorities use the public internet for their networks is stupid.They invented the net didn`t they?Why not have a seperate net for all the secret stuff and make it all encrypted?
Seems sensible to me.
Gary McKinnon, the UK citizen accused of breaking into and damaging Nasa's computers began his appeal against extradition to the US on Tuesday.
Edmund Lawson, QC, who is defending McKinnon, told a hearing at London's High Court that McKinnon faced up to 60 years' imprisonment if he was convicted in America, where he could be tried under its anti-terrorism legislation.
Lawson also revealed that McKinnon had been offered a deal by US authorities, under which he would receive a shorter sentence if he stopped fighting extradition. This offer had been rejected, and constituted an "improper approach" to McKinnon, Lawson claimed.
McKinnon is accused of illegally hacking into 97 US government computers in 2001 and 2002, causing $700,000 worth of damage. In an interview with ZDNet UK, McKinnon admitted accessing the computers as part of his search for evidence of extraterrestrial life, but denied deliberately doing any damage.
Back in May 2006, a British judge ruled that McKinnon should be extradited to the US to face these charges.
The appeal is continuing on Wednesday, and may run into Thursday. If he loses, McKinnon is expected to try and appeal to the European Court of Human Rights.
Well, once, he admits, but only once, he inadvertently pressed the wrong button and may have deleted some government files.
Originally posted by jsobecky
Who are you to determine the dollar damage of the damage done and what it cost to repair it?
Yeah, that was me. We have all the freedoms you wish for. Europe is stale, you have no "freedom".
Originally posted by Helig
Still think there are no computer criminals being made to take responsibility for their actions?
Originally posted by uberarcanist
Don't know if this has been said already or not but I hope he gets life in prison without parole. I can't stand hackers.
A statement from Kaim Todner, McKinnon's lawyers, said: "McKinnon submits that these threats amount to an abuse of the extradition process, and he is delighted that the House of Lords have granted his request to put his case before them."
McKinnon's lawyer said he was very pleased by the decision.
No date has been set for the hearing but it is likely to be within the next six to 18 months.
Gary McKinnon, the English hacker facing 70 years in U.S. prison for searching Pentagon sites for UFO evidence, says the weirdest thing he found was a list of "Non-Terrestrial Officers" and fleet transfers between ships that don't exist in the U.S. Navy.
'Yeah, I looked it up,' says Gary, 'and it's nowhere. It doesn't mean little green men. What I think it means is not earth-based. I found a list of fleet-to-fleet transfers, and a list of ship names. I looked them up. They weren't U.S. navy ships. What I saw made me believe they have some kind of spaceship, off-planet.'
Please believe me. After having worked on a government contract and seeing the MAXIMUM security afforded even a low level system such as parts inventory for a shipyard, this story is a PSYOP to release information and de-sensitize people to off planet activities.
This guy had no qualifications and no tools. Even with the best of everything you ABSOLUTELY DO NOT penetrate government systems. EVER. They own you after the first try. They own the backbone. They own the DNS. The own the routers. It is their system. They invented it. They have software and technology hundreds of years in advance of anything you can buy.
In addition nothing above a certain security level would ever be connected to a public network. It would only be allowed to be connected to certain segments on a private network and they have lots of 'em. Encrypted networks that never touch a public network.
Multiple sites. Multiple security systems. Multiple dates.... and this guy waltzes through them without an alarm for months.
We believe the information uncovered is true. The Navy wants you to know this information.....