AT&T iPad hacker appeals conviction

Andrew Auernheimer, aka “Weev,” in a photo from 2011.

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A security researcher who was convicted of accessing a non-password protected portion of AT&T’s Web site and sentenced to more than three years in prison has appealed his conviction.

Andrew Auernheimer, who goes by the nickname “Weev,” was convicted by a federal jury last year of hacking and sentenced to 41 months in prison for exploiting a security hole on AT&T’s servers to obtain the e-mail addresses of more than 100,000
iPad users.
Auernheimer and co-defendant Daniel Spitler were arrested and charged in…

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