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NASA hacker case update

Date: April 03, 2007

McKinnon, from north London, was defending himself against the order in the UK Court of Appeal, after home secretary John Reid determined in 2006 that the extradition should go ahead.

McKinnon will now be tried in the US on charges of breaking into and damaging US government computers.

McKinnon is alleged to have hacked into computers belonging to the US Army, US Navy, US Air Force, Department of Defense and NASA.

He claims that he broke into the networks only to uncover confidential information about anti-gravity propulsion systems and extraterrestrial technology, which he believed the authorities were hiding from the public.
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