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Asperger's study asks: Are hackers cognitively different?

Hackers are frequently assumed to have Asperger's syndrome. Psychologists set out to see if this assumption might be true and studied HOPE and Defcon attendees over 10 years.

By September 7, 2012


Ryan Cleary, alleged hacker, has Asperger's, lawyer says

The 19-year-old, said to be connected to the LulzSec hacking group, remains in custody after bail was granted. His lawyer says Cleary also has agoraphobia, the BBC reports.

By June 25, 2011


Alleged NASA hacker loses another appeal

British Home Secretary Jacqui Smith holds firm, so despite being diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, Gary McKinnon still faces extradition to the U.S..

By October 14, 2008


Facebook crowdsourcing gives lonely boy 1.4 million friends

For a surprise birthday gift, a Michigan mom creates a Facebook page to show her son -- who has Asperger syndrome -- that he can have friends all over the world.

By February 12, 2014


NASA hacker won't face prosecution in U.K.

Self-confessed hacker Gary McKinnon will not now face legal action in the U.K. following a decision by the Crown Prosecution Service, but the U.S. extradition warrant remains open.

By December 14, 2012


Gary McKinnon extradition blocked by UK government

British hacker Gary McKinnon will not be extradited to the US, following a decision by Home Secretary Theresa May on human rights grounds.

By October 16, 2012


Gary McKinnon won't be charged in the UK

It's the end of a 10-year legal battle, as the Glasgow-born hacker won't face charges in the UK.

By December 15, 2012


Facebook hacker jailed for eight months

In the "most extensive and grave" social media hacking case ever in a British court, a hacker has been sentenced to eight months in prison.

By February 19, 2012


Terry Waite speaks for NASA hacker

Former Lebanon hostage says NASA should be grateful to Gary McKinnon for exposing the fragility of U.S. military systems.

By March 17, 2009


NASA hacker judicial review date set

A high court judicial review of Gary McKinnon's case will be held in early summer.

By March 2, 2009