Live Aid concert for NASA hacker?

Graham Cluley

Well, the precedent has been set.

In 1971, ex-Beatle George Harrison got his buddies Eric Clapton and Bob Dylan to join him on stage at Madison State Garden in a benefit concert for Bangladesh.

In 1985, ex-Boomtown Rat Bob Geldof rocked the world with help from Status Quo, Queen, U2 and a galaxy of other stars at Live Aid.

And in 1998, South Park hosted Chef Aid with help from Elton John and Meat Loaf.

Now, supporters of NASA hacker Gary McKinnon are said to be trying to organise their own benefit concert. The keyboardist with Marillion, the progressive rock band most famous for their pop hit “Kayleigh” from 1985, has suggested that he might

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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.