Infamous Hacker Weev Sentenced to 41 Months in Jail for AT&T ‘Hack’
Source: BetaBeat - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Government He'll also have to pay AT&T $73,000 in damages. Andrew Auernheimer, better known by his pseudonym “weev,” was sentenced today to 41 months in prison for exploiting an AT&T security flaw that allowed him to collect and publish the email addresses of 114,000 AT&T iPad owners. He alerted AT&T to the flaw before sending the dataset to Gawker, which published it, leading to an FBI investigation.

Mr. Auernheimer is part of the grey hat hacker collective Goatse Security, a division of the Gay Nigger Association of America, recently responsible for trolling the Daily Mail and unleashing a torrent of malicious spam on Tumblr. Back in November, Mr. Auernheimer was found guilty of “one count of identity fraud and one count of conspiracy to access a computer without authorization” for his participation in Goatse Security’s AT&T hack.

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