Latest tech news: Hacker sentences to jail over iPad identity theft

Posted on Mar 19 2013 - 7:36pm by khurram jamil

Latest tech news: Hacker sentences to jail over iPad identity theftThere is a cult status surrounding those who hack and have the undisputed ability to make the life of many people difficult.

Since the formation of the secretive hacking society Anonymous, hacking has become the epitome of cool in the world of nerds and geeks.

In latest tech news for today, a hacker has been arrested along with his partner in crime for stealing email addresses and ICC IDs from Apple iPad owners that include popular names like Michael Bloomberg, blogger Kara Swisher and Harvey Weinstein.

Andrew Aurenheimer, who went by the online name of Weev, was working along with his partner Daniel Spitler when they were arrested by the FBI on charges of stealing from iPad 3GS owners. To date the hackers had stolen 114,000 email addresses along with other Apple IDs. They both were arrested in January 2011.

 

Their trail was rather extensive seeing that they both are supposed to belong to Goatse security coalition of hackers. After their arrest the coalition got down to removing all traces of the crime, and it took dedicated FBI computer specialists to prevent that from happening.

 

The trail was complicated by the continuous hacking of the evidence and the fact that no one was willing to give a testimony. Today however Aurenheimer was sentenced to 41 months in prison, with hope of parole after 12 months of good behavior. That is all for latest tech news for today.

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