What does a British computer hacker have to do with UFOs?
In 2001, Gary Mckinnon, born in 1966, started hacking into NASA computers from his bedroom here in the UK. Having worked in the field of computing myself for many years I am in a position to be able to comment. He did not so much “hack” into the systems, but practically just walked right in. If we consider the NASA computers (and these were humble PCs) to be like houses, one might say that the doors were unlocked. I would go much further and say that the entire side wall of some of the houses were missing allowing anyone to just walk in. This is how poor the security was on the PCs at NASA in 2001. This however does not excuse what Mckinnon did.
In one of my previous articles I have mentioned “The Disclosure Project”, an American pressure group whose goal is to get the U.S. government to reveal the truth about UFOs. A Disclosure witness, Karl Wolf, claims that he has seen many photographs of alien bases which exist on the back side of the moon (the side we never see from Earth). Wolf is a highly credible witness.
Gary Mckinnon had read about people like Karl Wolf and was using his computing skills to try and get access to these photographs himself. He, like many, believes that if there are bases and UFOs on the moon, we all have a right to know. Mckinnon did not damage any of the computers, he was merely searching for those amazing pictures.
He was arrested in 2002, but the Crown Prosecution Service decided not to prosecute. However, 2 years later the American government requested his extradition so that he could be tried in the U.S. Over the last 4 years Mckinnon has fought a legal battle to prevent his extradition, but has recently lost his final appeal at the European court. He will now be extradited and faces 60 years in a U.S. prison.
Is this a sign of how far they will go to keep their UFO secrets hidden, or were they just simply embarrassed at their non existent computer security?