Gary revealed that he first suspected that the may have alerted the US authorities to his activities, when he forgot about the time zone difference, and remotely moved a mouse pointer on a screen during office hours.
At a personal level he seemed to have cordial and friendly relations with fellow panellist Bob Ayers, who used to be in charge of US Department of Defense IT Security penetration testing programmes (before the time of Gary's alleged activities) , but who, naturally enough, does want Gary to face trial in the USA.
If the US media start to report this story, they might care to investigate exactly which Generals, Admirals and senior DoD staff were directly responsible for the massive security lapses which allowed Gary, and , apparently, many others from around the world to access their IT systems so easily.
Surely these senior people, rather individual junior systems administrators, should be called to testify before a Congressional committee, and to provide evidence that they are not repeating the same management and training failures even today ?
Or would that be too politically embarassing for President Bush ?
If Gary had faced trial in the United Kingdom in 2002, it is unimaginable that a British Judge would not have imposed strict reporting restrictions, and heard the evidence in camera, and with the identities of witnesses hidden behind aliases and behind screens etc.
Gary Mckinnon awaits the outcome of his next Extradition hearing on 10th May.
John Leyden's coverage in The Register is now online.
The Guaradian also has a report of his Infosec Hackers' Panel advice.