Sean Feeney
Architect of the digital age

Sealand offers asylum to UFO hacker Gary McKinnon

28 April 2007

Gary Mckinnon, who faces extradition to the US for allegedly hacking into military computers, has been offered asylum by the self-styled breakaway state of Sealand, it was claimed at the Infosec security conference today. The "state", a World War II fort known as Roughs Tower in the North Sea just north of the Thames, was declared an independent principality in 1967 by a former major called Paddy Roy Bates. He dubbed himself Prince Roy. Mckinnon sat on a hackers panel at Infosec to debate new changes to the Computer Misuse Act. The claim about Sealand was made by one of his fellow panelists, a "security analyst" identified only as Mark.

Posted in Infosec, Sealand

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