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Hacker looking for UFO evidence arrested

Posted on Wednesday, 8 June, 2005 | Comment icon 22 comments | News tip by: LoneGunman


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"A London man described as the "world's biggest computer hacker" has been arrested."

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Comment icon #13 Posted by rachelkleypassparrow on 8 June, 2005, 20:23
The article didn't say what he found, but what he did. Obviously, he got into some really sensitive information relating to the phenomenon and they want to quiet him with what he found. Then again, hacking is against the law. However, what he did was because he wanted the public to know the truth at his expense. A bit of a Robin Hood of our era trying to find the truth to the cost of himself. I don't like the idea of people hacking into other people's data, but he was searching for something specific of interest to the general public. No doubt he is one of many who will make the attempt until ... [More]
Comment icon #14 Posted by Stixxman on 8 June, 2005, 20:38
Yeah it does make sense that he found nothing, lots of people are fatally "mugged" ever year, it wouldn't be hard to fake at all.
Comment icon #15 Posted by bob23 on 8 June, 2005, 20:40
The young man broke the Law, and caused Damage! Don't you think he should be held accountable for his crimes! I Do! 663719[/snapback] hmm well he did not really harm any one or use the info in a scam but he DID cause a alot of damage so yeah I guess he should go to jail.
Comment icon #16 Posted by StrangeJames on 8 June, 2005, 21:31
I think your all reading too much into this. He is now out on bail and is free to say what he likes. So he didn't get any where near sensitive information.
Comment icon #17 Posted by Dr_Strangelove on 9 June, 2005, 10:38
I think your all reading too much into this. He is now out on bail and is free to say what he likes. So he didn't get any where near sensitive information. 663886[/snapback] I have to agree with StrangeJames; if he had come anywhere near anything they would not let him out on the streets. Of course, this is all assuming that they did let him out? What the media reports and reality are not always the same. I've seen the situation were a fellow is released knowing that he dare not do anything. It is much harder to explain away 'death while in custody'...
Comment icon #18 Posted by ROGER on 10 June, 2005, 18:01
He slips on a bar of soap, fallls down two flights of stairs, rolls in to traffic, and is run over by a Bus? It could happen!
Comment icon #19 Posted by Panthera leo atrox on 10 June, 2005, 18:25
Glad they got him.
Comment icon #20 Posted by Stixxman on 10 June, 2005, 18:25
You also have to remember right after 9/11 there was either one or two I can't remember which guys named as hijackers only they were not dead from plane crash, and were alive and well on the other side of the world.
Comment icon #21 Posted by Seraphina on 10 June, 2005, 23:40
God almighty, conspiracy theorists...geez...if the government wanted to shut him up, then they'd just have had him murdered. I highly doubt it would be the first or the last time the US government did such a thing The fact that the guy's getting locked up over what he did doesn't in any way indicate that he found "something" and is being shut up...certainly not anyone along the lines you people are thinking. What it means is that he broke the law, and he's going to pay for it. Nothing more, nothing less. Quite frankly, if he had found something, I think the last thing the CIA would want is giv... [More]
Comment icon #22 Posted by alliecatt on 14 June, 2005, 17:51
So, um, he was supposed to be an expert hacker? Regardless of what he was looking for, a good hacker never gets caught. Sneaky little buggers.


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