Looks like Gary is heading to the states ...
If extradited and convicted in the US, the Glasgow-born computer enthusiast, who now lives in Wood Green, north London, could face up to 70 years in prison. (OUCH!)
In a BBC interview in 2005 he said: "I found out that the US military use Windows and having realised this, I assumed it would probably be an easy hack if they hadn't secured it properly."
Using commercially available software, Mr McKinnon probed dozens of US military and government networks. He found many machines without adequate password or firewall protection. So, he simply hacked into them, he said. (OOOPS!)
I hope Obama is feeling charitable, since he got his Nobel Peace prize, and let's him off!
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