Feds charge two in connection with iPad hacks
Federal prosecutors have charged two men, Andrew Auernheimer, 25, of Fayetteville, Ark., and Daniel Spitler, 26, of San Francisco, Calif., with one count of conspiracy to access a computer without authorization and one count of fraud in connection with personal information each, in connection with an alleged conspiracy to hack
The two men are allegedly the same people who
The men are associated with a group of hackers known as GoatseSecurity, presumably named for an obscene Internet meme, who said last June that they hacked AT&T's system to alert consumers to problems with the system. According to the New York Times, an informer provided federal agents with more than 150 pages of chat logs between the two men discussing the data taken from the AT&T servers and how best to use it.
The press release said Auernheimer was arrested in Fayetteville while appearing in Arkansas state court on unrelated drug charges; Spitler surrendered to FBI agents in Newark.
| January 19, 2011; 11:23 AM ET
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