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[News] Bogus Claims Say That Changing Windows Wallpapers Cost $700k (Gary McKinnon)

  • Subject: [News] Bogus Claims Say That Changing Windows Wallpapers Cost $700k (Gary McKinnon)
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2009 16:28:27 +0100
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Expert challenges UFO hacker's $700k bill

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| The US inflated the $700,000 bill for damages it slapped on 
| UFO hacker Gary McKinnon by stuffing it with costs incurred 
| for patching the gaping holes the hacker had exposed in its 
| computer security, according to a document filed with the 
| Supreme Court.
| [...]
| McKinnon had used Remotely Anywhere, a software tool, to hack 
| US military computers in search of UFO secrets. The 42-year-
| old faces extradition after being accused of hacking into 97 
| US government computers causing $700,000 of damage.


He told them to fix their broken systems.


NASA hacker makes final appeal to British government

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| Gary McKinnon, the British hacker who successfully breached top US government
| security, has reportedly made a final appeal to home secretary Jacqui Smith
| to prevent his extradition to the US.
| The appeal comes one day after the European Court of Human Rights yesterday
| turned town McKinnon's bid to prevent the extradition.


European court delays British hacker's extradition to US

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| The European Court of Human Rights said Gary McKinnon can stay in London
| until last-ditch appeal is heard on August 28.


Lords throw McKinnon to the dogs

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| PENTAGON HACKER Gary McKinnon could have the book thrown at him by US
| prosecutors after the UK's highest court today quashed his appeal against an
| extradition order.



Pentagon hacker's UK appeal moves forward

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| A trio of British judges has agreed that hacker Gary McKinnon can appeal his
| extradition order to the U.S. to the House of Lords.


UK gov sets rules for hacker tool ban

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| A revamp of the UK's outdated computer crime laws is long overdue. However,
| provisions to ban the development, ownership and distribution of
| so-called "hacker tools" draw sharp criticism from industry. Critics point
| out that many of these tools are used by system administrators and security 
| consultants quite legitimately to probe for vulnerabilities in corporate
| systems.


German Security Professionals in the Mist

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| This hope was important because earlier this year the German Government had
| introduced similar language into Section 202c StGB of the computer crime
| laws, which would have made the mere possession of (creates, obtains or
| provides access to, sells, yields, distributes or otherwise allows access to)
| tools like John, Kismet, KisMAC, Nessus, nmap, and the ability to Google
| effectively a crime. 

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