High Court to review NASA hacker’s extradition order

Graham Cluley

Gary McKinnon, the British man who hacked into computer systems belonging to NASA, the Department of Defense, the US Army, US Navy and US Army, will be breathing a sigh of relief today after hearing that the British High Court will review whether he should be extradited for trial in the United States.

McKinnon, who has been fighting extradition to America for some years, told the Crown Prosecution Service earlier this month that he would plead guilty, if tried in the UK.

The hacker from North London claims that he broke into the US networks only to uncover confidential information about anti-gravity propulsion systems and extraterrestrial technology which he believed the authorities were hiding from…

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, on Mastodon at @[email protected], or drop him an email.