Wednesday, June 16, 2010

iPad Hacker Arrested

The FBI has arrested a hacker belonging to the infamous Goatse Security Group after seizing an unknown quantity of cocaine, ecstasy, LSD and schedule 2/3 pharmaceuticals. The drugs were found in the Arkansas home of Andrew Auernheimer due to a FBI search warrant.

Auernheimer went by the nicknames of "Escher" and "Weev" and now faces four felony charges for possession of a controlled substance and a single misdemeanor possession charge.

Goatse recently managed to obtain the emails of approximately 114,000 iPad owners by exploiting a critical security vulnerability on AT&T's website.

"The hackers deliberately went to great efforts with a random program to extract the information," Dorothy Attwood, AT&T's chief privacy officer, explained in an e-mail to affected users.

"They then put together a list of these e-mails and distributed it for their own publicity. We apologize for the incident and any inconvenience it may have caused."

Goatse continues to defend its action by claiming that all data had been gleaned from a public webserver with no password which was accessible by anyone on the Internet.

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