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Appeals Court overturns conviction of AT&T hacker "Weev"

0. phoneArena posted on 13 Apr 2014, 01:05

You might remember back in November 2012 when hacker Andrew Auernheimer, known as "Weev," was found guilty of stealing the email addresses and personal information of 120,000 Apple iPad users, from AT&T's servers. Four months later, Auernheimer was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release. He also had to pay a $73,000 fine...

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posted on 13 Apr 2014, 01:40 1

1. lllIIIlllIIl (banned) (Posts: 48; Member since: 11 Apr 2014)

Waste of tax payers dollars…..

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 01:54 2

2. SuperMaoriBro (Posts: 533; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)

Was the photo taken at the barber shop? "A number 2 back and sides and a little bit off the top thanks"

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 01:56 2

3. Derekjeter (Posts: 1087; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)

Yes let's waste money in putting this looser in jail, but let's not pay attention to dumb spit that other real thieves are doing. Yep that's america. I really do hope we end up like other poor countries where regular people can punish corrupt politicians and other criminals. Please god let it be.

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 11:45 4

6. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

Wow...you called this a looser....lol...ironic...anyway..the guy should be thanked for finding a security hole and should be employed by a tech company looking to make data around the world more secure...throwing him in jail was a waste of money and time...

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 04:03 1

4. tigermcm (Posts: 860; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)

email addresses and personal info.....if it was emails, name, and usernames its petty to me but physical addresses and SSNs is a diff story

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 09:06 1

5. engineer-1701d (unregistered)

even physical addresses is not wrong your address is already in the white pages and cell phone look ups and thats legal. so the guy used his skills and showed a att mess up get over it att should hire him or make a deal he works for them hack checking sites they do so he does not have to pay the 75k. stop wasting my money gov.

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 18:28 1

8. Miracles (Posts: 560; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)

Waste of PAPER...look at that pdf...those margins remind me of BEZELS 0_0

posted on 14 Apr 2014, 10:23 1

9. drughater (Posts: 1; Member since: 15 Oct 2011)

Soooo...everyone that thinks what this guy did isn't a jail worthy offense, please send me your e-mail addresses, physical addresses, cell phone numbers (please include your IMEI numbers) and other biographical details that you deem to be worthless...and I will be more than happy to show you what can be with that information. Thanks in advance!!

posted on 14 Apr 2014, 13:26 2

10. Immolate (Posts: 310; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)

He should be retried in Arkansas then. If your local grocery store forgets to lock their front door, you're still guilty of theft if you walk in and steal some T-bones.

You want to play hacker with the big boys, you need to man up and do your time when you're not good enough to remain anonymous.

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