Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Andrew Weev Auernheimer Jailed for Hacking AT&T Servers


It has been reported that Andrew "Weev" Auernheimer, convicted hacker, has been sentenced Monday to 41 months in prison for collecting thousands of email addresses from AT&T's servers and disclosing them to a reporter.

Auernheimer was also ordered to serve an additional three years of probation and pay more than $73,000 in restitution to AT&T, according to Rebecca Carmichael, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's office in Newark.

Auernheimer, 27, known online by the nickname "Weev," found a security flaw in an AT&T server three years ago that allowed his security group, Goatse Security, to collect 114,000 email addresses belonging to iPad 3G users. Auernheimer turned over that information to the gossip site Gawker, which posted some partially redacted addresses, prompting an FBI investigation.

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