A 36 year old mind enforced the US army to bent down on knees .
GARY MCKINNON :
Gary is a Scottish system administrator and hacker . The devil had arrived on earth on 10 February 1996 in Glasgow, Scotland .He had been the partner singer of national anthem of Britain . He had used solo as the sign up name for hacking and other purposes . he had been known for computer hacking and other cyber crime which includes the worlds biggest hack .
ALLEGED CRIME :
Surprisingly , he was accused of hacking 97 United States military bases and NASA computers over a 13 month period between February 2001 and March 2002 , at his girlfriends aunt house in London . While doing the world’s biggest hack , he named himself as solo.
The us authorities stated he deleted critical files from operating system , which shut down the United States army’s military district of Washington network of 2,000 computers for 24 hours . After the September 11 attacks in 2001 , he deleted weapons logs at the Earle naval weapon station , rendering its network of 300 computers inoperable and paralyzing munitions supply deliveries for the US navy’s Atlantic feet.
Mackinnon also accused of copying data , account files and passwords onto his own computers . US authorities stated the cost of tracking and correcting the problems he caused was over $700000 .
While not admitting that it constituted evidence of destruction Mcknninon did admit leaving a threat on one computer :
“US foreign policy is akin to government sponserd terrorism these days …. It was not a mistake that there was a huge security sted down on September 11 last year….. I am SOLO . I will continue to disrupt at the highest level…”
US authorities stated that McKinnon was trying to downplay his own actions. A senior military officer at the pentagon told The Sunday telegraph :
“US policy is fight these attacks as strongly as possible. As a result of Mr McKinnon’s actions, we suffered serious damage. This was not some harmless incident. He did very serious and deliberate damage to military and NASA computers and left silly and anti-America messages. All the evidence was that someone was staging a very serious attack on US computer systems.”
ARREST AND LEGAL PROCEEDINGS :
The pirate was first interviewed by police on 19 march 2002. After this interview , he had to suffer a lot , his computer got seized by the authorities . He was again interview on 8 august 2002 , this time it was done by the UK National Hi-Tech Crime Unit (NHTCU).
The brutal powers tried to suppressed the emerging king of secret world , the world which would be of terror of cyber crime . On 16 October 2012, finally Home Secretary Theresa May had to announced to the House of Commons that the extradition had been blocked, saying that :
Mr McKinnon is accused of serious crimes. But there is also no doubt that he is seriously ill … He has Asperger’s syndrome, and suffers from depressive illness. Mr McKinnon’s extradition would give rise to such a high risk of him ending his life that a decision to extradite would be incompatible with Mr McKinnon’s human rights.
It can be a story of a threat of future or spy but it will always be in our hearts as a story of a mother who had knocked each and every door to safe guard her child from every storm that want to blow away Gary from her , it had been the story of JANIS SHARP .