'Biggest Military Hacker Ever' Faces Extradition To U.S.


A judge on Wednesday ruled that a 40-year-old British man can be extradited to the U.S. to face hacking charges that could land him in prison for up to 70 years.

Gary McKinnon, 40, was arrested in 2002 following charges by U.S. law enforcement that he illegally accessed 97 government computers, including machines on Pentagon and NASA networks, and caused $700,000 worth of damage. Prosecutors, led by Paul McNulty, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, want McKinnon to be tried in the U.S. TechWeb | News | 'Biggest Military Hacker Ever' Faces Extradition To U.S.

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