Wednesday, 10 June 2009
UK hacker asks court to stop extradition to US
Technology Review has a report about Gary McKinnon, a British citizen who allegedly hacked into 97 US military computers at the Department of Defense and NASA. He claims that he hacked into the computers because he was looking for evidence of UFOs. He has been diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome, a form of autism, and his lawyers say that he could be at risk of psychosis or suicide if sent to the United States to face trial for computer fraud.