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Hacker Found Guilty of Breaching AT&T Site to Obtain iPad Customer Data
From: InfoSec News <alerts () infosecnews org>
Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2012 09:18:31 -0600 (CST)
By Kim Zetter
A hacker charged with federal crimes for obtaining the personal data of
more than 100,000 iPad owners from AT&T’s website was found guilty on
Andrew Auernheimer, 26, of Fayetteville, Arkansas, was found guilty in
federal court in New Jersey of one count of identity fraud and one count
of conspiracy to access a computer without authorization.
The jury reached its verdict just hours after being sequestered.
Auernheimer tweeted to supporters that he expected the verdict and
planned to appeal.
Auernheimer and Daniel Spitler, 26, of San Francisco, California, were
charged last year after the two discovered a hole in AT&T’s website in
2010 that allowed anyone to obtain the e-mail address and ICC-ID of iPad
users. The ICC-ID is a unique identifier that’s used to authenticate the
SIM card in a customer’s iPad to AT&T’s network.
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