June 10, 2005
World's Biggest Hacker Arrested in London
"The London Evening Standard is reporting that the "worlds biggest computer hacker" has been arrested in London. Gary McKinnon, 39, was seized by the Met's extradition unit at his Wood Green home. The unemployed former computer engineer is accused of causing the US government $1billion of damage by breaking into its most secure computers at the Pentagon and Nasa. He is likely to be extradited to America to face eight counts of computer crime in 14 states and could be jailed for 70 years. Apparently he broke into US military computers to hunt for evidence of a UFO cover-up."
Ron Jones, Univ of Cincinnati Law Library
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