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In London, caught the attacker, who was so afraid of the Pentagon

June 8 2005
10:03

In the United States is celebrating victory. Finally caught the worst enemy for U.S. authorities - 39-year-old London-based administrator Gary McKinnon, concurrently dangerous hacker, hacking the Pentagon's information systems. He was detained in London, and now has begun extradition proceedings militant sysadmin.

Hacker charged that in 2001 and 2002 he received the illegal access, and brought in 53 computer malfunction American Defense and National Aeronautics and Space Administration USA (NASA).

Military and Aerospace USA Network - a favorite target of hackers , which often are caught, but such cases are usually not taken to publicize. However, in this case, according to Washington, the overall damage from the action in London sysadmin exceeds $ 1 million in 2002. McKinnon was convicted of hacking into 92 computer networks, the Pentagon and NASA. But the most cynical by the standards of the U.S. government a crime has been committed by him in 2001. When immediately after September 11 McKinnon broke up the network of the naval base in Earle Colts Neke, is a storehouse of weapons of all U.S. Atlantic Fleet. The hacker will be presented to nine charges of committing crimes in the area of information, reports AFP.

Also done a lot of noise in the spring of 2004. Hacking networks Pentagon, NASA and Cisco Systems. Investigation revealed that all these acts - the handiwork of 16-year old Swedish boy, caught up on hacking university network in the Swedish city of Uppsala.

Meanwhile, at the present time in California attending the trial of 21-year old hacker by Little, Robert - guilty of illegal intrusion into government computers and material changes in government websites. Little, acting as part of the hacker group has made an illegal intrusion into computer systems of information management services and logistics of Health U.S. Department of Defense and NASA research center to them. Ames. R. Little pleaded guilty to the charges against each of the five counts. The matter is under consideration, the sentence R. Little will announce on June 24.

Number of network of criminals is growing, not only in Europe. Most hackers today in China: 20% of all virus attacks and spamming done with computers that are in this country, said channel RBC.

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