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U.S. computer hacker gets three-and-a-half years for stealing iPad user data

hacker was sentenced Monday to three years and five months in prison to steal the personal information of users of Apple Inc. iPad about 120,000, i...

 

U.S. computer hacker gets three-and-a-half years for stealing iPad user data

hacker was sentenced Monday to three years and five months in prison to steal the personal information of users of Apple Inc. iPad about 120,000, including the mayors of large cities, a newscaster and TV network bosses Hollywood movie.

Auernheimer Andrew, 27, was sentenced in November by a jury in Newark, New Jersey, to one count of conspiracy to AT & T Inc servers without authorization and one count of identity theft.

The sentence imposed by U.S. District Judge Susan Wigenton in Newark was at the top of the 33 – to 41 months range that the U.S. Department of Justice

prosecutors asked.

told a prison sentence would deter hackers from invading the privacy of innocent people on the internet.

Among the victims of the activities were Auernheimer ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein, according to the indictment.

“When it became clear that he was in trouble, he invented the fiction that he was trying to make the Internet more secure and that everything he did was walk through an open door,” U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman said in a statement. “The jury did not buy it, nor the sentencing court.”

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early probation. ‘S Attorney stated that no password has been hacked and that a long prison sentence was not justified because the government has recently asked six months for a defendant in a case involving “facts much more intrusive.”

lawyer, Tor Ekeland, said his client would appeal. He said that the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act clearly not determine if unauthorized access.

“If it is criminal, while tens of thousands of Americans commit cybercrime every two days,” Ekeland said in an interview. “There was really no harm.”

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was handcuffed at some point during the trial, the lawyer said. He said his client was “beep” on his phone, and the U.S. Marshals prevail.

Ekeland

is also an important advocate for Matthew, a deputy editor of Social Media at Thomson Reuters Corp. suspended with pay on Friday.

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charged California last week on federal charges of complicity in the collective Anonymous hackers by giving access pirate Tribune Co. systems in December 2010.

The facts before keys began to work on the site Reuters.com. Ekeland said Friday Keys “his innocence protested” and “looks forward to challenge these baseless accusations.

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Lawyers

Auernheimer a” hacker known Internet ‘trolls’, who along with co-defendant Daniel Spitler and Goatse Security group tried to disrupt online content and services.

The two men were accused of using a “Slurper account” designed to provide the e-mail ID for iPad users agree and implement a “brute force” attack to information about users who accessed the Internet via AT & , T servers retrieve.

This information has then been stolen website Gawker, which an article naming famous people whose e-mails were published compromised, prosecutors said.

Spitler pleaded guilty in June 2011 with same costs which Auernheimer was convicted and is awaiting trial.

Gawker has not been charged in this case. In his original article, Gawker told Goatse obtained the data through a script on the website of AT & T, that was accessible to all users. Gawker also says in the article that the authenticity of the data by two people by the names. A spokesman for Gawker on Monday refused to work.

AT & T has partnered with Apple in the United States for wireless services on the iPad. After hacking the function that allowed to obtain email addresses.

The case is U.S. v. Auernheimer, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, No. 11-00470.