Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

UFO hacker Gary McKinnon's extradition on hold

Posted on Friday, 21 May, 2010 | Comment icon 350 comments | News tip by: Still Waters

Image credit: Wikimedia Commons

The extradition of UFO hacker Gary McKinnon has been put on hold for a judicial review by the new home secretary.

McKinnon was arrested back in 2002 after he was caught hacking in to US military systems in a search for classified information about UFOs, he has since been fighting to avoid being extradited from the UK.

"The extradition of Scots-born computer hacker Gary Mckinnon has been put on hold."

  View: Full article |  Source: STV

  Discuss: View comments (350)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #341 Posted by Seany on 4 June, 2010, 23:10
;; i like your thinking
Comment icon #342 Posted by regeneratia on 1 December, 2010, 19:54
WikiLeaks cables: US spurned Gary McKinnon plea from Gordon Brown Prime minister made personal request to allow British man who hacked into US computer systems to serve sentence in UK http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/nov/30/wikileaks-cables-gary-mckinnon-gordon-brown
Comment icon #343 Posted by Finity on 1 December, 2010, 22:06
It's obvious they don't want to lock him up because of what he did. They want control of him because of what hes capable of, so that enemies of the US can't make him an "offer he can't refuse". I know the US like to think they police the world, but the UK should tell them to FO.
Comment icon #344 Posted by DONTEATUS on 2 December, 2010, 4:15
I say the Same, Let Him out and make sure all the medias know the time and location of said release. I wish him well as can be ,for a Hacker,Always a Hacker!
Comment icon #345 Posted by psyche101 on 2 December, 2010, 6:23
He seems to be rather incapable, he stumbled onto an open server and tried some basic passwords. I expect the admins that put a Windows box up as security without a UNIX firewall in fornt of it might also be looking at a dubious future. They deserve no less. However, what he did was try an open door, and walk in. If you do that to your neighbour, that is stealing, same here. If he was half decent at data admin he would have had backups all over the planet to prove his case. He had nothing, and was pretty hopeless, that is why he was caught so easily. I do not think they would want somone so ... [More]
Comment icon #346 Posted by booNyzarC on 2 December, 2010, 7:00
Actually, my understanding is that he stumbled into several different machines using administrative accounts with no password(s). And technically, he didn't take anything or destroy anything. Comparing it to walking into your neighbor's open door would be more akin to unlawful entry than stealing. Although I agree that what he did was wrong, the punishment that the US would like to impose simply doesn't fit the crime that he actually perpetrated. Now if he had used the information that he discovered with malevolent intent I could see the need to throw the book at him, but the fac... [More]
Comment icon #347 Posted by DrunkDwarf on 2 December, 2010, 12:42
Just a minor point, the wording of this paragraph seems to suggest that Stanton T. Friedman is one of the members of the UFO Hall of Shame you've posted, which isn't the case, he is infact on the on the same site.
Comment icon #348 Posted by booNyzarC on 2 December, 2010, 13:10
True in the literal sense of where he ranks on that web site, thanks for the correction DrunkDwarf.
Comment icon #349 Posted by mcrom901 on 2 December, 2010, 14:41
we can replace it with this entry.... http://www.ufowatchdog.com/philip_klass.htm

Please Login or Register to post a comment.

  On the forums
Are there trillions of alien civilizations ?
A new study has suggested that the universe is likely to be teeming with extraterrestrial life forms.
Man-eating Nile crocodiles found in Florida
Using DNA testing, scientists have identified at least three of the deadly reptiles in Florida's swamps.
Are we all suffering from 'ethical amnesia' ?
A new study suggests that our brains may deliberately muddle up or forget memories of immoral acts.
Large tarantula crawls on airline passenger
Catherine Moreau had been watching a movie during a routine flight when she felt something on her leg.
Other news in this category
Former USAF aircraft mechanic films two UFOs
Posted 4-3-2016 | 42 comments
A man with over 30 years of aviation experience has recorded footage of two unknown objects over Ohio....
Thieves steal flying saucer from Roswell
Posted 3-26-2016 | 12 comments
The model craft was loaded on to a truck by thieves last Saturday before being dumped in nearby woods....
Clinton campaigner talks about UFO disclosure
Posted 3-12-2016 | 35 comments
John Podesta maintains that he has convinced Hillary Clinton to declassify secret documents about UFOs....
'Operation Saucer' sought UFOs in the 1970s
Posted 3-9-2016 | 16 comments
An investigation was conducted by authorities in Brazil following a spate of UFO 'attacks' in 1977....
Pensioner photographs 'Close Encounters' UFO
Posted 3-7-2016 | 56 comments
John Macdonald from Scotland managed to take an impressive picture of a strange, brightly lit object....
Navy whistleblower claims knowledge of UFOs
Posted 2-26-2016 | 139 comments
An unidentified US Navy officer claims that he saw evidence of UFOs at the Moffett Field naval base....
Argentina shuts down its UFO research unit
Posted 2-23-2016 | 4 comments
Founded back in 2011, the controversial department had managed to investigate just ten UFO sightings....
Cluster of UFOs filmed over Russian capital
Posted 2-5-2016 | 27 comments
Footage showing a group of unidentified objects flying in formation over Moscow has appeared online....
CIA releases its own declassified 'X-Files'
Posted 1-29-2016 | 9 comments
A comprehensive archive of declassified CIA reports from the 1940s and 1950s has been posted online....
Indian jet shoots down UFO over Rajasthan
Posted 1-27-2016 | 87 comments
The incident, which occurred yesterday morning, is already being referred to as 'India's Roswell'....
Lightning strikes UFO in New Year's Eve video
Posted 1-9-2016 | 17 comments
Footage recorded at the beginning of the year seems to show lightning hitting a glowing orb in the sky....

 View: More news in this category
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 Unexplained-Mysteries.com © 2001-2015
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ