Hacker Gary McKinnon - Essential Guide

UK hacker Gary McKinnon has lost his appeal to the European Court of Human and now faces extradition to the US on charges of causing damage to US military systems when hacking into them to seek information on UFOs. Find out more in our essential guide.

Hacker Gary McKinnon has lost his final appeal to be tried in Britain and now faces extradition to the US.

Recently Gary McKinnon has lost his appeal to the European Court of Human Rights.

Gary McKinnon has previously confessed to having entered US computer systems without authorisation, in an attempt to find evidence of extra-terrestrial life and technology. However, he denies causing the damages with which he has been charged.

McKinnon could face 60 years in a US jail.

We've rounded up the best of the coverage of McKinnon's case below, including an interview with McKinnon in which he offers top tips on protecting your network from hackers.

Gary McKinnon articles on ComputerWeekly.com 


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Photo: Copyright Ian Grant 2008

This was first published in August 2008



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