Alleged computer hacker Gary McKinnon of the United Kingdom has publicly admitted to compromising computer systems belonging to NASA and the Department of Defense. Using information provided, and independent research, discuss the impact of these widespread intrusions, and comment on McKinnon’s self-proclaimed motivations. Describe McKinnon in the context of the frameworks and theories of cyber crime and cyber criminals discussed by Samuel C. McQuade III. Are the efforts to extradite McKinnon to the United States simply a political stunt, or are they an important precedent in prosecuting international cyber crimes? Finally, share what you know about computer security and best practices to make recommendations to prevent similar incidents in the future. Your submission should be a minimum of four pages in length, and it should conform to APA formatting and citation standards.
FORMATTING: APA STYLE, COVER PAGE, SIZE 12 FONT, DOUBLE SPACING, 1 INCH MARGINS ALL AROUND, BEFORE AND AFTER SETTINGS IN PARAGRAPH TAB SET AT 0 AND 0 AND NOT 0 AND 10, IN TEXT CITATIONS (AUTHOR, YEAR) IN THE BODY OF YOUR PAPER AND FORMAL RESEARCH PAPER REFERENCES AT THE END OF YOUR PAPER ON A STAND ALONE PAGE. PAPER IS 4+ PAGES, I’M LOOKING FOR 4+ PAGES OF ACTUAL TEXT, NOT 4 PAGES INCLUDING THE COVER PAGE AND REFERENCE PAGE (THAT IS NOT A 4+ PAGE PAPER).