Gary McKinnon’s suicidal hacker defence

“Also known as ‘Solo’ McKinnon has become something of an
unlikely hacker hero. A forty-something former systems analyst from
London who, according to US prosecutors, was responsible for the
biggest single military hacking exploit the country has ever

“Standing accused of causing more than USD $750,000 worth of
damage and costs involved in tracking him down, McKinnon is said to
have altered and deleted files on those military computers leading
directly to critical systems at one US Naval Weapons Station being
rendered inoperable during the aftermath of the 9/11 terror


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