Hacker convicted by court of stealing the personal data of 120,000 AT&T Apple iPad users
0. phoneArena 21 Nov 2012, 00:17 posted on
Andrew Auernheimer was convicted by a jury of stealing the email addresses and other personal data belonging to 120,000 AT&T customers who owned the Apple iPad; a co-defendant pleaded guilty in 2011 and is waiting to be sentenced...
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2. AWiseGuy (Posts: 68; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
"We disagree with the prosecutors' interpretation of what constitutes unauthorized access to a computer under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act."=Tor Ekeland, defendant's lawyer
Oh this I HAVE to see.
3. nicholassss (Posts: 361; Member since: 10 May 2012)
So homie could face up to 600,000 years in jail and $30,000,000 for that? murders and child molesters dont even get it that bad.
what a system
4. Bernoulli (Posts: 2310; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
That's what happens when you mess with at&t and Apple, the richer get richer, and that's why I don't own an ipad nor am I with at&t
5. Mr_Hyde (Posts: 20; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)
Yeah, unfortunately those kinds of sentences aren't isolated to possible cases such as this.
6. Bernoulli (Posts: 2310; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
Well, hackers usually don't have much that they can be sued for, but I bet if this person had a 500 $ monthly income Apple would take every penny, and at&t is on the same line, taking people's money without mercy
7. Cynipap999 (banned) (Posts: 138; Member since: 15 Nov 2012)
What an absolute iTravesty. Too bad these guys weren't 17, they could have had their records sealed and released from juvi' on their 18th birthdays, respectively. Where's the justice? Cop killers, murderers, child molesters, rapists, etc, see less judicial backlash for their crimes. God bless the American legal system. And, it's good to reaffirm AT&T's inferiority.
8. tedkord (Posts: 6798; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Hope he goes to prison and gets lotsa loving.
9. kach22 (Posts: 122; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)
How is that possible? Apple claims that their security in iOS is top notch and second to none and that have been repeated again and again by their fans in this very pro Apple website.
12. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
pmsl pro apple reviewer there is one on here yes.....but pro apple site dream on its android central on here especially in the comments
10. downphoenix (Posts: 2687; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
The thing is, for those following this, they used publically available information to get this data.
11. Fallout09 (Posts: 421; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
I guess not everyone can be like Google. Google pays hackers for finding kinks in the armor. Pinkie Pie got $60K for finding a exploit in Chrome.