AT&T iPad Hacker Arrested on Drug Charges

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Andrew Auernheimer, one of the hackers that made off with the names and email addresses for thousands of iPad 3G owners from AT&T servers, was arrested on Tuesday for drug-related charges. The arrest happened after FBI agents executed a search warrant at Mr. Auernheimer’s home in Arkansas.

Law enforcement officials collected cocaine, ecstacy and LSD, along with schedule 2 and 3 pharmaceuticals during their search. Mr. Auernheimer is currently being held in the Washington County Detention Center in Fayetteville and is facing four felony charges for possession of a controlled substance and a misdemeanor possession charge.

Image courtesy of Washington County Sheriff’s Department

Mr. Auernheimer is part of a group of hackers that goes by the name “Goatse Security.” The group exploited a security flaw in AT&T’s Web site that let them collect over 114,000 names, email address and microSIM card numbers for iPad 3G owners with AT&T wireless data accounts.

The group later handed the data over to Gizmodo’s parent company, Gawker, who published an article detailing what the hackers had done.

Law enforcement officials aren’t saying whether or not the search warrant was related to the data breach on AT&T’s servers.

[Thanks to CNET News for the heads up.]

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Comments

geoduck

Ok that was weird.
The picture really looks like this programmer I used to work with. He didn’t have the beard, and the name is different, but man it stopped me cold for a second.

Intruder

I’m sure Steve Jobs had the REACT team (who is on his direct payroll) plant the drugs from his extensive stash that he feeds audiences to make them believe all of the lies he is apparently telling us. Because Steve is EVIL! EVIL I TELL YOU!!! His douchebaggery knows no ends!

/sarcasm

Ref Librarian

This isn’t his only problem if this article from the Jewish Review is correct. He has been accused of engaging in anti-semitism.

http://www.jewishreview.org/local/Police-question-two-men-about-threats-to-Jewish-community

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