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Clock ticking for hacker McKinnon




Clock ticking for hacker McKinnon
Clock ticking for hacker McKinnon



http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7831481.stm 

By Simon Hancock
BBC News 
15 January 2009

Computer hacker Gary McKinnon should know within four weeks whether his 
attempts to fight extradition to the US have any chance of success.

Mr McKinnon was joined by his supporters and advisers in London to 
repeat their call for a UK trial rather than extradition.

He admits hacking into US government computer systems in 2001 and 2002 
in the search for information about UFOs, which he believed to have been 
suppressed by the US authorities.

The US treated his activities as cyber-terrorism. If he were to be 
extradited he faces a possible 70 years in a maximum security jail.

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