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____/ GreyCloud on Saturday 08 November 2008 21:09 : \____
> Sinister Midget wrote:
>> On 2008-11-08, GreyCloud <mist@xxxxxxxxxxx> claimed:
>>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>>> McKinnon suffers further legal setback in extradition fight
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>>>> | McKinnon faces seven charges of hacking into US government and
>>>> | military systems during 2001 and 2002. The former sys admin has never
>>>> | contested the charges, but argues he was motivated by curiosity about
>>>> | supposed US government suppression of knowledge about UFO-harvested
>>>> | technologies and contact with aliens rather than anything more malign.
>>>> | He denies causing widespread damage and has expressed incredulity as
>>>> | the suggestion of US prosecutors that he was "the biggest military
>>>> | hacker of all time".
>>>> | His application for a judicial review had sought to prevent his
>>>> | extradition on the grounds that it would be cruel to send him, as a
>>>> | sufferer of Asperger's Syndrome, to a US jail. The government should
>>>> | secure him the right to serve time in a British prison if he was found
>>>> | guilty in a US court, said the application.
>>> But if you look at what Gary had found, you'd be amazed. According to
>>> what Gary said he found was that the U.S. has an actual military space
>>> complete with a list of officers in command that no one else can find.
>>> So if this is just imaginary like some are saying, then why are they so
>>> hot to prosecute?
>> Maybe because of the intrusion itself.
>> Maybe they have reason to believe he got into far more than he claims
>> he did, whether he realizes it or not.
>> Maybe because they want to find out exactly /how/ he intruded.
> He got in without a password from what I gather.
> The mils security at that time was a pretty big joke.
>> Maybe because they don't want to take his word for it, and they'd
>> rather find out if he's seen more than they ever did or will know
>> Not everything that's claimed to be a coverup is a coverup. Not
>> everything that's claimed to be a coverup isn't a coverup.
> It is hard to say for certain. There are so many twists and turns to these
> things that it would make a fox go crazy.
They needed a scapegoat and they need to make it seem like he did malicious and
sophisticated things (not just changing wallpapers).
In reality, from what I can gather, he was accused of causing 'damage' (some
inflated figures they quoted), but I imgaine that the costs were associated
with improving security. He did them a favour; better some alien-curious guy
than Chinese espionage. He caught their flaws early and causes little or no
harm. They are very, very lucky
- From the news today:
Chinese hack into White House network
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| Chinese hackers have penetrated the White House computer network on multiple
| occasions, and obtained e-mails between government officials, a senior US
| official told the Financial Times.
And yes... Bush&Cretins foolishly chose Windows.
Expert: White House Negligent on E-Mail
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| The White House e-mail troubles began in 2002 with a decision to upgrade
| electronic message capabilities and move from Lotus Notes to Microsoft
~~ Best of wishes
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