San Francisco Andrew “Weev” Auernheimer who exploited a security hole in AT&T three hours ago and releasing thousand of iPad owners email addresses has been sentenced to 41 Months in prison, yes one more arrested for hacking.
Each charge carried with it a potential prison terms of five years. He will serve 41 months in a federal prison, with concurrent probation for three years.
How he found exploit in AT&T?
It was 2010 when Auernheimer and Daniel Spitler both discovered a exploit that visiting an unsecured AT&T Web server and then enter a number associated with customer’s wireless account which was allowing to obtain the email address of customer.
“Weev’s case shows just how problematic the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act is,” said EFF attorney Hanni Fakhoury said.
“We look forward to reversing the trial court’s decision on appeal.”