Oct 16, 2007
Gary McKinnon, the cracker famous for infiltrating NASA and United States military networks in search of information pertaining to UFOs was granted leave so that he could appeal his extradition to the House of Lords. McKinnon is facing multiple counts of violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 (18 USC 1030) as well as the USA PATRIOT Act.. if extradited to the United States, in all likelihood he's facing years at Guantanmo Bay as they try to figure out to their own satisfaction what he was up to. Knowing the state of cyber-law enforcement these days, it'll take them decades. It's been said that law enforcement from the United States attempted to coerce McKinnon into not challenging the extradition, but because this is hearsay, it's anyone's guess if this really happened or not.
McKinnon's appeal will be heard sometime in early 2008.