Hacker tells of bungle that may have cost $1 million

Thursday, 14 July 2005, 10:26 AM EST

A Scottish hacker facing 70 years in a U.S. jail after he was accused of shutting down government networks has broken his silence. Gary McKinnon, 39, claimed yesterday he did no deliberate damage after sneaking into confidential armed forces and NASA files.

He insisted it was an accident when he destroyed data by pressing the wrong button. The Glasgow-born computer geek said, "I thought, 'Oh bloody hell,' and that's when I stopped for a while."

By Heather Greenaway at the E-Commerce Times.

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