Pink Floyd rocker backs hacker
PINK Floyd rocker, Dave Gilmour, has pledged his support for Crouch End computer hacker, Gary McKinnon, offering to contribute to a CD to raise awareness. Mr McKinnon, 43 and a former Highgate Wood pupil, is currently awaiting extradition after being acc
PINK Floyd rocker, Dave Gilmour, has pledged his support for Crouch End computer hacker, Gary McKinnon, offering to contribute to a CD to raise awareness.
Mr McKinnon, 43 and a former Highgate Wood pupil, is currently awaiting extradition after being accused of causing $700,000 worth of damage when he allegedly hacked into US security systems from his Hillfield Avenue home in 2002.
According to Janis Sharp, Mr McKinnon's mother, Mr Gilmour emailed her as soon as he heard of Mr McKinnon's plight and said he would be happy to sing on a recording.
According to Mrs Sharp, Mr Gilmour wrote: "I agree that your son Gary should not be being extradited to the USA for his na�ve hacking. It is hard to understand that our so-called fair justice system could not be more effectively used to prevent this."
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Mr Gilmour is the latest in a line of high-profile characters to support Mr McKinnon, who was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome last year, including Terry Waite, Boris Johnson and Sting.
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