Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Users Data Convicted In U.S Via iPad

Users Data Convicted in U.S Via iPad: A hacker was sentenced Monday to three years and five months in prison for stealing personal data of 120,000 iPad users, including mayors of large cities.
Users Data Convicted in U.S  Via iPad
Andrew Auernheimer was convicted last November by a jury in Newark, New Jersey to one count of conspiracy to access servers behind the ATandT operator without permission, and one count of identity theft. The sentence imposed by U.S. District Judge.

Susan Wigenton in Newark was between 33 and 41 months in prison that the U.S. Justice Department had asked the defendant.

Prosecutors have determined that the arrest warrant for Auernheimer could help deter hackers when invading the privacy of innocent people on the Internet.

Among those affected by the activities of Auernheimer were the host of ABC News Diane Sawyer, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Hollywood producer, Harvey Weinstein, as confirmed by prosecutors.

When it became apparent that he was in trouble, he invented a story that he was trying to make was more secure Internet, and that all he did was go through an open door, said the U.S. Attorney. Paul Fishman said in a statement. The jury did not believe him, and neither did the court in sentencing.

Auernheimer had requested probation. His lawyer argued that no passwords hacked, and that a long prison sentence was not justified because the government recently sentenced to six months for a defendant in a case in which there were "made much more intrusive.

The lawyer, Tor Ekeland, has said his client will appeal the verdict and that the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act does not clearly define what constitutes access autorizado.Si this is a criminal act, then tens of thousands of Americans are committing cybercrime every other day, Ekeland said in an interview. There really was not hurt.

Ekeland is also the attorney Matthew Keys, a deputy director of social media at Thomson Reuters, who was suspended without pay on Friday. Keys was charged last week in California to help the collective hacker Anonymous giving hackers access to the computer systems of Tribune in December 2010.

The allegations occurred before Keys began working on the website On Friday, Ekeland said Keys maintains his innocence and hopes to contest these baseless charges.

Troll Internet

The prosecution has described as a known troll Auernheimer that co-defendant Daniel Spitler with security and Goatse group tried to disrupt online services.

The two men were accused of using an account Slurper, designed to match email addresses with identifiers for iPad users, and carry out an attack to extract data about the users who accessed the Internet through ATandT servers.

This information was provided about the theft to the website Gawker, which published an article in the names of familiar people whose emails had been compromised according to prosecutors. Spitler pleaded guilty in June 2011 on the same charges for which he was sentenced Auernheimer, and is awaiting sentencing.

Gawker was not charged in the case. In his original article, Gawker said Goatse obtained its data through a script on the ATandT website that was accessible to anyone on the Internet.

Gawker also said in the article establishing the authenticity of the data by two people who are among the names. A spokesman declined Monday Gawker elaborating.

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