By John Leyden
17th March 2009
Former Beirut hostage Terry Waite has spoken out against attempts to
extradite self-confessed Pentagon hacker Gary McKinnon to face a US
Waite, who since his release in 1991 has become a human rights and
police campaigner, argues that the US military should thank McKinnon for
exposing security holes in its systems. McKinnon's recent diagnosis of
Aspberger's syndrome ought to prompt a decision by US authorities to
drop the prosecution against McKinnon. Click here to find out more!
McKinnon claims he was only looking for suppressed information about
anti-gravity propulsion systems and other UFO technology he reckons is
being held from the public when he broke into US military systems. He
admits hacking but denies doing any damage, against US claims that he
was the "biggest military hacker of all time".
Waite said McKinnon's behaviour was "hardly that of a serious spy" and
described his motives as "pretty harmless" adding "The Pentagon ought to
thank him for exposing the vulnerability of their systems," the Press
Best Selling Security Books and More!