This accused hacker is a jerk. Here’s why he shouldn’t be a felon.
Source: Washington Post - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Security There’s no question that accused hacker Andrew Auernheimer is a jerk. But computer security experts say it would be a mistake to make him a felon. AT&T had accidentally published tens of thousands of e-mail addresses to a public Web site, and Auernheimer used an automated program to download them. He then passed the addresses to the news media in an effort to embarrass AT&T. The federal government responded by indicting him on federal computer-hacking charges in 2011. He was convicted in April.

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