NASA hacker won’t face prosecution in U.K.
(Credit: ZDNet UK)
NASA hacker Gary McKinnon will face no legal action in the U.K.
The Crown Prosecution Service has decided the appropriate jurisdiction for the McKinnon case is the U.S., after discussing the case with the U.S. Department of Justice and the police.
U.S. authorities started their bid to extradite McKinnon in 2005, accusing him of causing hundreds of thousands of dollars of damage by hacking into NASA and military systems. McKinnon admitted to the intrusion in 2002 but claimed he was looking for evidence of UFO activity.
But U.S. requests for his extradition…
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