Countdown for Gary McKinnon extradition judgement

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Tomorrow morning, at 10am UK time, the Royal Courts of Justice, in the Strand, London, will be the setting for an important event in the long-running saga of NASA hacker Gary McKinnon.

McKinnon is desperately trying to avoid being extradited to the United States, and is asking the High Court to overturn a refusal by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to put him on trial in the UK.

McKinnon’s legal team have previously said that he would admit to offences under the UK’s Computer Misuse Act, if tried in Great Britain. If he was found guilty and punished in Britain it is unlikely that he would also be extradited to the United States.

McKinnon has admited that he broke into sensitive US…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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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.