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Extradition of Super-Hacker McKinnon Denied by UK Government; Cyber Security Experts Sound Off

Early on Tuesday, October 16, BBC News reported that extradition of computer hacker, Gary McKinnon, was denied by the British government.  Home Secretary Theresa May went on record to say that even in light of his incredible crimes, she has “…no doubt that he is seriously ill. There is such a high risk of him ending his own life that a decision to extradite would be incompatible with his human rights.”

Gary McKinnon, 46, has admitted to hacking into a variety of military computer networks, including NASA and the Pentagon.