Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, supports NASA hacker

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, has come out in support of Gary McKinnon, the British hacker who faces extradition to the United States.

Boris, who is loved by many British people for his very public gaffes and his physical similarity to an Old English Sheepdog, wrote on his blog:

To listen to the ravings of the US military, you would think that Mr McKinnon is a threat to national security on a par with Osama bin Laden. According to the Americans, this mild-mannered computer programmer has done more damage to their war-fighting capabilities than all the orange-pyjama-clad suspects of Guantanamo combined.

Boris is just the latest person…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.