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Aug 28 2008   4:00PM GMT

Shall we play a game? You can go to jail for that!

rfroley Profile: rfroley

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Gary McKinnon
Hackers
Hacking
wargames

Never mess with a US military computer. Didn’t we all learn that back in 1983 when WarGames came out? Sadly hacker Gary McKinnon, who’s just lost his appeal against extradition to the US, doesn’t seem to have heeded the salutary lesson of this classic 80s movie. And as he’s over 18, unlike the cocky but cherubic-looking Matthew Broderick starring in the trailer over the jump, his chances of escaping a jail sentence are beginning to look rather slim.

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