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The Military

+ - Hacker loses extradition appeal

Submitted by Cythrawl
Cythrawl (941686) writes "Gary McKinnon, the UK hacker who hax0red into the Army, US Navy and Nasa's computers to "look for evidence for UFO's" has lost his extradition appeal. To quote the BBC (
"A Briton accused of hacking into secret military computers has lost his appeal against extradition to the US.

Glasgow-born Gary McKinnon was said to be "distraught" after losing the appeal to the European Court of Human Rights. He faces extradition within two weeks."

Don't you think that it's also convenient that he has just been "recently diagnosed" with Asperger syndrome according to the article? I'm sure they will use that to his advantage to plead his case to be jailed in the UK.

I'm sorry but if you willingly hack into a government network (regardless of the security measures in place), get caught, then you should expect to do the time for your crime. In his case it will be life."

No amount of genius can overcome a preoccupation with detail.