Mother of U.K. hacker in plea over US extradition bid

LONDON – The mother of a Briton who hacked into U.S. military and NASA computers Tuesday attacked “ludicrous” attempts to have him prosecuted in the United States as lawmakers urged reform of extradition laws. Janis Sharp said her son Gary McKinnon’s life had been destroyed since his arrest on suspicion…

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Facebook hoax disguised as plea for beaten boy

A new Facebook hoax is making the rounds, urging users to sharing and re-posting a message about a 14-year-old boy supposedly beaten up by his stepfather. Computer security firm Sophos said some 200,000 Facebook members have been fooled by the scam, which claims Facebook will donate 45 cents to the…

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