What does an IP address have to do with UFOs?
Well, a 42 year old self-taught British IT expert is facing 60 years in prison because his IP address was found after he supposedly made the ‘biggest military computer hack of all time’. Gary McKinnon, a UFO enthusiast was arrested in 2002, for hacking into the US government’s computer systems. It was such an ease to hack into the systems that he ‘got sloppy’ and went into places directly rather than going through systems. This caused NASA to track back his IP address and so on…
McKinnon, a UFO enthusiast at the time was searching for any information that was associated with extra-terrestrial findings and to his surprise came across many things. He got a hold of top secret images and documents, and one document claimed that the
agency has to airbrush UFOs out of satellite photos because ‘there are so many of them’. I found this very surprising because I thought UFO findings are rare.
The government’s security systems have failed to protect its data, and have caused confidential data to be leaked out into the public. But, I always wonder why the US government would hide this type of information. Also, why does this UFO enthusiast have to go to prison for so long. I could see that if he gained information for money, then I would understand, but he just wanted to know more about UFO findings. Also, McKinnon thinks that he is facing 60 years because the government is scared of what he has seen. Since this was back in 2002, the US government should have made some improvements in computer security by now. But, with the recent virus hitting the military’s predator drone, it makes me wonder if computer security is a top priority for the government.
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