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13 Jan 2009

Hacker desperate to avoid extradition to the US

Hacker Gary McKinnon has to date successfully avoided extradition to the US to face up to his hacking of US military systems in 2001/2002. He continues to make full use of the British and European legal systems, his latest exploit involving allegedly admitting to an offense under the UK Computer Misuse Act in an apparent attempt to be incarcerated at Her Majesty's pleasure rather than, perhaps, end up languishing in an orange jump suit in Cuba.

Admitting to the CMA offense is surely a desperate measure since it is hardly likely to improve his defense if he ever stands before the US courts.

This is all an object lesson in the perils of hacking Uncle Sam's. It could literally be a life-changing experience.

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