Top Tory MP's blog, Twitter and Facebook hacked

Hackers have yesterday wreaked havoc with the Facebook, Twitter and blog accounts of Therese Coffey, Conservative candidate for Suffolk Coastal. Explicit messages were sent from Coffey's accounts, with some grim remarks made about Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife….

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Gerald LynchTop Tory MP's blog, Twitter and Facebook hacked

A letter to Obama will ask him to abandon McKinnon extradition

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A letter to Barack Obama signed by MPs and Peers will call on the President not to extradite British hacker Gary McKinnon who faces up to 60 years in a maximum security prison if found guilty.

The 43-year-old UFO obessive who suffers from Asperges syndrome, a mild form of Austism, carried out the ‘largest military hack of all time’ in 2002 – hacking into the computer systems of NASA, The US Army, Department of Defence and US Air Force.

McKinnon, who was looking for proof of UFOs, was originally indicted in 2002 and in 2006 the UK agreed to extradite him for trial. Subsequent appeals to the House of Lords and European Court of Human Rights have failed.

Mr McKinnon’s local MP, David Burrowes, said: “We need to take it further and call upon Barack Obama himself to take action as the pleas have fallen on deaf ears so far.”

The letter from The National Autistic Society calls for Obama to allow McKinnon to face trial in the UK on the grounds that extradition might lead to a deterioration in his health.

Legal experts have said that if McKinnon were to face trial, it should be in the UK regardless, as any crimes he committed were committed in British territory.

The case highlights the unbalanced Bush era US – UK extradition treaty which was designed to facilitate the fast extradition of Islamic fundamentalist, not eccentric Scottish systems administrators.

(Via Guardian)

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Oli JonesA letter to Obama will ask him to abandon McKinnon extradition

San Francisco discover "mystery device" on city network

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Remember the story earlier this year about one of San Francisco’s network admins going rogue and locking the city’s data systems with a master password that only he knew? Well, it looks like it’s not over. San Francisco have found a “mystery device” on their network…

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Duncan GeereSan Francisco discover "mystery device" on city network

Facebook hacker looks through Paris Hilton's private pics, miraculously escapes untraumatized

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Pictures of Paris Hilton ‘enjoying’ a post-Emmy ‘party’ with her superbly named bro, Barron, have been leaked from her private Facebook account after holes in the site’s recent security upgrade were exploited.

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Richard GilzeneFacebook hacker looks through Paris Hilton's private pics, miraculously escapes untraumatized

Time to download Heroes, as The Pirate Bay has added four new servers and pimped their datacentre

jack-sparrow-johnny-depp.jpgHo ho ho and a bottle of rum. Don’t glance at your calendar, it’s not International Talk Like A Pirate Day again, and no, you’re not experiencing a strange Groundhog Day-esque de ja vu, but we are talking pirates. The Pirate Bay, to be exact.

The world’s most popular BitTorrent tracker, based in Sweden, has been down for a few hours today, and, according to Torrent Freak, this is due to the Pirates moving their servers to a new datacentre and adding four more servers to their already-massive 12 they currently run…

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Katherine HannafordTime to download Heroes, as The Pirate Bay has added four new servers and pimped their datacentre