Britain Declines To Prosecute Alleged NASA Hacker
After 10-year legal battle for allegedly hacking U.S. government computers in search of information on UFOs, British hacker Gary McKinnon is free
The British government has declined to prosecute Gary McKinnon, 46, who had been accused of perpetrating "the biggest military computer hack of all time." As a result, more than a decade after the alleged crimes occurred, McKinnon is now a free man.
"I feel the 10 years have been grueling, it's been life-destroying. It's difficult to explain how bad it's been," McKinnon's mother, Janis Sharp, told The Guardian .
"To have this over is amazing. Gary's gone through enough," she said. "Other people have been accused of more serious hacking in this country and they've been given a 1,000-pound fine and a very short community sentence. Gary regrets what he's done. He wishes he hadn't done it. He wishes he hadn't upset the Americans. We all regret it. But I'm grateful to Theresa May that this is all over now."...