Gary McKinnon

Disabled hacker Gary McKinnon won his decade-long extradition battle today after Home Secretary Theresa May blocked his extradition to the US on human rights grounds. Mr McKinnon seized international headlines when he hacked into Pentagon and NASA computer networks from his north London flat in 2002, deleting operating system files across the US army network and posting a message calling US foreign policy “akin to government-sponsored terrorism.” US attorneys had demanded he stand trial there, where he faced up to 60 years’ imprisonment in a maximum-security prison.

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