Hacker gets 41 months in the slammer for stealing personal data of 100,000 AT&T Apple iPad customers
a flaw in the website used by AT&T to sign up customers for 3G service for the Apple iPad. Before his sentencing, he held a impromptu press conference at the courthouse steps and said, "I'm going to jail for doing arithmetic." He also spent his last hours of freedom, at least for now, answering a Reddit aMa where he was greeted with a hostile reaction. "Everybody who thinks weev is some kind of hero is getting played by a sadistic sociopath who has spent most of his adult life anonymously inflicting misery on people as entertainment," said one person. Others cited the fact that he did not break into a private server to protest the sentence.
Aurenheimer will appeal his conviction and vowed not to let AT&T off so easily next time.
source: TheVerge via Slashgear
1. tech2 posted on 18 Mar 2013, 15:20 1 1
Alan, you are missing a zero in 100,000 in the title :)
10. Alan01 posted on 18 Mar 2013, 19:05 1 0
Thanks for nothing...get it! Nothing, Zero,
12. PAPINYC posted on 18 Mar 2013, 19:21 0 4
OMG, I totally get it. I haven't laughed so hard since Windows Mobile changed its' name to WP and claimed not to be a mobile Operating System. Or, like when Apple released the upgrade iPad 2 and called it "New iPad". Or, like when CBS thought Ashton Kutcher could replace Charlie Sheen. [Let me wipe the puddle I just made]
2. Bernoulli posted on 18 Mar 2013, 15:20 2 1
Dang sucks to be with at&t, so glad to be a former customer! :)
3. PAPINYC posted on 18 Mar 2013, 15:22 2 6
It certainly would've been a much harsher punishment if they had sentenced him to using an iPad on AT&T for six months; if you ask me, he got off easy in the penn'. Now he'll just work on his revenge aka his "masterpiece".
5. darkkjedii posted on 18 Mar 2013, 15:59 4 4
The sad part is that you really think that too.
13. PAPINYC posted on 18 Mar 2013, 19:37 0 2
I not only think it but, I know it first hand. Ergo: AT&T; Cincular; AT&T.
14. darkkjedii posted on 18 Mar 2013, 20:18 0 0
16. PAPINYC posted on 18 Mar 2013, 20:47 0 0
okay, AT&T has wonderful service; the best in the world!
21. Bernoulli posted on 26 Mar 2013, 22:03 0 0
Bro how have you been? ! I thought you died or something! Glad to see you troll back! :)
4. ebubekir26 posted on 18 Mar 2013, 15:23 0 2
he even has a facebook fanpage:
6. Droid_X_Doug posted on 18 Mar 2013, 16:04 0 0
I doubt that Andy is going to have access to computers or the Internet while on his 'vacation'. Perhaps he may get to take up tennis or basket weaving? Although with his attitude, he may have some experiences he would rather not repeat on the outside.
17. PAPINYC posted on 18 Mar 2013, 20:54 0 0
Dude, look at him, I doubt anyone is that desparate!
I'm not against gay marriage but, that would just be wrong.
7. Droiddoes posted on 18 Mar 2013, 16:13 0 1
How sad. He would've done far less time, if any, for molesting a kid. America.
8. 14545 posted on 18 Mar 2013, 17:40 6 0
Can someone explain why att should be paid the restitution and not the customers? Screw att and this decision. It's att fault that the data was compromised. If restitution should be paid, it should be paid to the individuals that had their data compromised, NOT ATT. Idiot prosecutors.
11. pixelado posted on 18 Mar 2013, 19:08 2 0
Agreed, it's like Sony asked for money after getting raped by hackers back in 2011. They took the blame for having weak security and rewarded affected customers.
18. ohiwastedmylife posted on 18 Mar 2013, 22:13 2 0
All he did was build a script that would aggregate all the publicly available web pages and store the information found on each page in a database. There was no actual hacking and it was all on public domains that anyone could access. AT&T should be responsible for not having a secure website and openly displaying customer's information. Since when is caching or storing a webpage or information on a webpage that is open illegal? Im sure if we had direct url links we could google them and find individual cached pages which still show the data.
19. hypergreatthing posted on 19 Mar 2013, 12:53 1 0
summary is incorrect.
AT&T had sensitive information on a public website. He merely collected it and sent it to a news agency to shame AT&T to fix it.
Stolen? Exactly how was anything stolen? Illegally obtained? How in the hell do you get that?
The implications of the laws applied would make it so that anyone using the internet is illegally obtaining information and applicable to the same sort of crime this guy committed. You should really read up on this case because it's completely assinine.