A British Hacker facing Jail in US for 60 years

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28 Feb 2007, 2:18 pm

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English guy is extradited to the America for hacking into military computer system. He is facing 60 imprisonments.

It is ridiculous that this guy is being imprisoned for longer then rapist and murderers.

So the US military only defence against hackers going into their systems and setting off a nuke is to extradite a foreign hacker. That might work against Jo Likely who doesn’t want to go to jail but Bin-Ladin’s terrorists, it simply would not stop them.

Actually this is as daft as having a bomb connected to an unprotected computer system and imprison anyone who adepts work out the password .

This isn’t like stealing the crown jewels, or sneaking ones why into the royal families apartments. It US military is so important to security of the American people. Then it is a crime to leave it so badly protected and putting people in jail is no defence against hardened terrorist who would give their lives and the lives of their families to stop the US military. But at least these laws work well against Jo Likely from Mitcham doing hacking for a bit of laugh.



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28 Feb 2007, 2:24 pm

If Her Majesty's Government had any balls at all they would bring him back home to the United Kingdom and have the British courts try him.



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28 Feb 2007, 3:34 pm

Tequila wrote:
If Her Majesty's Government had any balls at all they would bring him back home to the United Kingdom and have the British courts try him.


Agreed. This is like David Hicks at Guantanamo.

60 years for hacking? Did he actually threaten people's lives with said hacking?


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28 Feb 2007, 5:53 pm

Quatermass wrote:
Tequila wrote:
If Her Majesty's Government had any balls at all they would bring him back home to the United Kingdom and have the British courts try him.


Agreed. This is like David Hicks at Guantanamo.

60 years for hacking? Did he actually threaten people's lives with said hacking?
No he didn't , he probably saved them.



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28 Feb 2007, 6:26 pm

Aspie_Chav wrote:
Quatermass wrote:
Tequila wrote:
If Her Majesty's Government had any balls at all they would bring him back home to the United Kingdom and have the British courts try him.


Agreed. This is like David Hicks at Guantanamo.

60 years for hacking? Did he actually threaten people's lives with said hacking?
No he didn't , he probably saved them.


how would hacking into a military computer save lives?
he prob just wanted to feel 1337 "i hacked the us military" when he probably only broke into 1 small part of it. maybe some soldieries database :P



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28 Feb 2007, 8:20 pm

matt271 wrote:
Aspie_Chav wrote:
Quatermass wrote:
Tequila wrote:
If Her Majesty's Government had any balls at all they would bring him back home to the United Kingdom and have the British courts try him.


Agreed. This is like David Hicks at Guantanamo.

60 years for hacking? Did he actually threaten people's lives with said hacking?
No he didn't , he probably saved them.


how would hacking into a military computer save lives?
he prob just wanted to feel 1337 "i hacked the us military" when he probably only broke into 1 small part of it. maybe some soldieries database :P


because when a system is compromised the weaknesses are found

people who hack into military systems just for the sake of hacking into them should be given a reward, a bounty for finding breaches



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28 Feb 2007, 8:43 pm

Aspie_Chav, the actions of this hacker could have cost lives had he blabbed about what he saw.

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people who hack into military systems just for the sake of hacking into them should be given a reward, a bounty for finding breaches


The military, a large organization with an important security network, most likely already conducts such tests.



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28 Feb 2007, 10:45 pm

xon wrote:
The military, a large organization with an important security network, most likely already conducts such tests.


Yeah, but probably not exactly well.


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01 Mar 2007, 8:28 am

Aspie_Chav wrote:
This isn’t like stealing the crown jewels


What's so important about a bunch of shiny hats and sticks, anyway?



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02 Mar 2007, 5:19 pm

If the military have any sense, they'll get the hacker working for them in due course.