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UK blocks extradition of alleged hacker to US

Home Secretary Theresa May said she had blocked the U.S. request to extradite Gary McKinnon after medical experts concluded he was seriously depressed and that there was "a high risk of him ending his life."

Tags: DoD , hacker , Technology , Cybersecurity , NASA

Tuesday - 10/16/2012, 04:35pm EDT

No More Chances

Gary McKinnon has exhausted his last chance to avoid extradition to the U.S. 43, was refused permission to appeal to the Supreme Court, Britain's highest judicial body, as he continued his long battle to avoid being sent to the United States. He was arrested in 2002 after U.S. prosecutors charged him with illegally accessing computers, including systems at the Pentagon and NASA, and causing $700,000 worth of damage. If he is convicted by a U.S. court, McKinnon could face up to 70 years in prison.

Tags: Technology , Pentagon , NASA , Supreme Court

Monday - 10/12/2009, 12:01pm EDT