With little fanfare, and looking for proof of the existence of aliens and UFOs, Gary McKinnon, using the online name “Solo”, hacked into both Pentagon and NASA computers and, the U.S. government alleges, caused $1billion worth of damage. Of course, everyone knows that proof of the existence of aliens and UFOs is in our Area 51.
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McKinnon’s exploits began back in 2001, and continued through at least 2002. The British computer engineer, presently unemployed, hacked into the Pentagon and NASA systems because he believed that the United States was covering up evidence of the existence of aliens (of the extra-terrestrial nature) and UFOs.
On their end, United States officials thought, at least at one point, that it was Al Qaeda trying to break in.
Wasn’t the joke just on both of them?
McKinnon was apprehended and arraigned in London on June 8th, where he faces extradition to the United States.
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