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Originally posted by nerbot
reply to post by DoomsdayRex
Well pointed out dear chap, "they" just want people to think they are working for public interests to keep the support for the public funding.
Originally posted by Skeptical Ed
reply to post by ufo reality
Let's keep our heads when dealing with this person! He committed a crime and he has to pay for it. The dealing between nations has nothing to do with the basic crime. He is a criminal.
Originally posted by converge
McKinnon copied password files, deleted accounts, among other things. So he did damage some systems. There's no doubt in my mind that McKinnon committed several crimes, but the 60 years they are giving him for this is unprecedented and raises a few questions.
It is likely that he would receive a much lighter sentence and that, under a plea bargain offer, he would spend six to 12 months in a US jail before being returned to Britain to serve the rest of his sentence.
Originally posted by Raider of Truth
In fact they should get him a job as a tester of security or a cyber hacker waging war on other countries.
Originally posted by SaturnFX
Considering he didnt actually break down or disrupt computer services, the "damages" they claim is non existant...so, his crime was literally seeing something.
The US authorities claim he deleted critical files from operating systems, which shut down the US Army’s Military District of Washington network of 2,000 computers for 24 hours, as well as deleting US Navy Weapons logs, rendering a naval base's network of 300 computers inoperable after the September 11th terrorist attacks. They claim the cost of tracking and correcting the problems he caused was $700,000.
Calling himself Solo, he left a threatening message: “US foreign policy is akin to government-sponsored terrorism these days? It was not a mistake that there was a huge security stand-down on September 11 last year . . . I am SOLO. I will continue to disrupt at the highest levels.”
“The reason I left not just one note, but multiple notes on multiple desk-tops, was to say ‘Look, this is ridiculous’.”
Originally posted by SaturnFX
Say hello to a future big name in UFOlogy once all this time nonsense goes away...even if has little to add to the subject, he will continue to have that "star power" that UFOlogists tend to get off on.
Originally posted by DoomsdayRex
is that "non-existent" damage? Do you have any evidence that the authorities are lying about this? Evidence the UK Courts and House of Lords did not have when they considered the case?
Criminal Offenses Under The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
-Knowingly accessing a computer without authorization in order to obtain national security data
-Intentionally accessing a computer without authorization to obtain:
-Information contained in a financial record of a financial institution, or contained in a file of a consumer reporting agency on a consumer.
-Information from any department or agency of the United States
-Information from any protected computer if the conduct involves an interstate or foreign communication