British hacker to be extradited

Well, Gary McKinnon will soon be heading to the United States to face the music over his hacking of a military network there. He has justifiably been sweating bullets ever since the American’s requested his extradition from the United Kingdom. His lawyer’s assertions of Guantanamo bay like possible detention are a little far fetched. What Gary McKinnon is looking at though is a lengthy prison term for his hack. His claims of "I didn’t cause any damage" really are immaterial. The fact remains that he broke into a military computer network. Whether he did any damage or not really isn’t the point. Hopefully other wannabe "Hack the Matrix" people are paying attention to this case. You break into a computer network, you are a criminal. Simple as that. Break into an American military computer network and you will very likely get caught and go to jail.

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