Abby Martin speaks with hacker and notorious internet troll Andrew ‘Weev’ Auernheimer, discussing the overturning of his prison sentence after being charged with conspiracy under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
Before entering the New Jersey courthouse to face his sentencing on March 18, 2013, Andrew Auernheimer (Weev) gave a short speech to the press and to his friends. Auernheimer was sentenced to 41 months in prison followed by three years supervised release.
Auernheimer revealed a security flaw in AT&T’s iPad user database, allowing him to scrape the data from 114,000 iPad users. The information was later on given to a journalist. In January 2011, the FBI did an investigation and filed a criminal complaint.
Auernheimer was convicted on conspiracy to access a computer without authorization (18 U.S.C. § 1030(a)(2)(C), part of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986) and fraud in connection with personal information (18 U.S.C. § 1028(a)(7)).
Find out more about Andrew Auernheimr: http://freeweev.info/
Luke Rudkowski got a chance to meet and interview well known hacker, Andrew Auernheimer, also known by his pseudonym, Weev. Weev was recently convicted for two felonies and currently is free on bail until sentencing, The court convicted him in one count of identity fraud and one count of conspiracy to access a computer without authorization. In this interview Weez explains what lead to these charges and how he is dealing with the situation.