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Pentagon Superhacker Sought Evidence Of UFO

From: Stig Agermose <stig.agermose.nul>
Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2002 11:44:23 +0100
Archived: Fri, 15 Nov 2002 16:19:11 -0500
Subject: Pentagon Superhacker Sought Evidence Of UFO

Source: The Advertiser - Adelaide South Australia




Pentagon hacker on a different planet



WASHINGTON: Friends of Gary McKinnon had often thought he was
living on a different planet.

At school, he dressed like his hero David Bowie, singer-
songwriter of the hit single Space Oddity.

Neighbours talked of a reclusive man who would spend hours
hunched over his computer.

In truth however, Mr McKinnon, 36, found his career as a
computer engineer tedious.

What he failed to mention was his specialised internet hobby:
trying to prove the existence of UFOs.

He was desperate to prove the US had mounted a huge cover-up to
deny their existence -- and his belief that aliens had visited.

Giving himself the online alias Solo, his passion seemed

But now Mr McKinnon has become the computer geek who shook the
world, and faces a possible 10 years in jail.

He has been accused of hacking into top-secret Pentagon
databases from his North London home, and crippling vital
computer systems at a naval weapons base.

He was indicted in his absence in two US courts yesterday. The
US is now seeking his extradition.

Mr McKinnon refused to comment last night after he was accused
of hacking into 92 NASA and US military networks in the year
from March, 2001, hitting systems across 14 states. The case has
shaken US Government officials, who will have to explain how a
flying saucer fan from Britain was able to pierce the heart of
the US's security systems.

Mr McKinnon, who lives with his girlfriend Tamsin Thomas, 35, a
librarian, is accused of scanning thousands of computers at once
to download sensitive information about navy shipbuilding and
munitions in what is being called the biggest military computer


=A9 Advertiser Newspapers Ltd

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