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iPad Hacker Sentenced To 3.5 Years, Attorney Says He Was Wrongly Convicted
2013-03-19 11:41:10

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Last November, 26-year old Andrew Auernheimer was found guilty of identity fraud and conspiracy to access a computer without authorization. Yesterday, he was sentenced to three years and five months in prison to pay for his crimes. Auernheimer, who is known around the web as “Weev,” is one half of what´s been called “Goatse Security,” the pair of hackers who found a hole in AT&T´s Web site...

AT&T iPad Hacker Found Guilty
2012-11-21 09:10:19

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online One of the hackers responsible for breaking into AT&T´s stores of data and stealing the personal information of more than 100,000 iPad owners has been found guilty. According to Wired, the jury was able to reach their verdict quickly, finding Andrew Auernheimer, a 26-year old from Arkansas, guilty on one count of identity fraud and one count of conspiracy to access a computer without authorization. Better known at the...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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