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Weev invoices feds for 'kidnapping' him for 3 years

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The self-confessed troll convicted of hacking AT&T - a conviction recently overturned - wants one bitcoin for every hour he spent in jail.

Snapchat, AT&T, Amazon = worst privacy protectors says EFF

Snapchat, AT&T, Amazon = worst privacy protectors says EFF

Snapchat makes its debut on the list with the lowest ranking of all when it comes to who's got our backs. The good news is that many companies have made vast strides in criteria including publishing transparency reports about government data requests and fighting for users' data privacy rights both in the courts and in Congress.

8 charged in AT&T ID theft fraud case, including outsourced contractor

8 charged in AT&T ID theft fraud case

"Authorized users" were added to customers' bank accounts, allowing the alleged fraudsters to request new cards in their names to make purchases and withdraw cash. As with other recent cases, the weak link was supposedly working for AT&T in an outsourced job function.

Monday review - the hot 16 stories of the week

Monday review

Catch up with everything we've written in the last seven days - it's weekly roundup time.

AT&T hacker and internet troll 'Weev' appeals 41-month prison sentence

AT&T hacker/Internet troll 'Weev' appeals 41-month prison sentence

The EFF has filed an appeal seeking to free the hacker and self-described internet troll, who exploited a hole in AT&T's publicly facing website to siphon the personal data of more than 100,000 iPad owners.

"Rude password - login denied": the AT&T April Fool that wasn't

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Why, and more importantly, *how*, would you go about weeding out rude passwords?

Surely an April Fool?

Paul Ducklin takes a look...

AT&T hacker "Weev" sentenced to 41 months in prison, after obtaining the email addresses of 100,000+ iPad users

AT&T hacker "Weev" sentenced to 41 months in prison

Andrew Auernheimer has been sentenced for the federal crimes of obtaining the personal data of over 100,000 iPad owners from AT&T's publicly accessible website.

Besides his prison sentence, he's facing 3 years of probation and, together with another convicted hacker, paying restitution of $73,000.

Goatse hacker Auernheimer found guilty of breaching AT&T to access customer iPad data

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A hacker claims he was disclosing a security flaw responsibly.

But IRC transcripts show that the Goatse hacking group was instead musing about shorting AT&T stock, discussed selling 120,000 email addresses to spammers, and never told AT&T about the vulnerability in the first place.

Stolen cellphone databases switched on by major US carriers

Stolen cellphone databases switched on by major US carriers

AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon and Sprint have flipped the switch on databases that will track stolen cellphones and block them from being used on the major carriers' networks. Now, just make sure you've got your phone's ID number written down somewhere, and try not to go into a cellphone coma on the subway.

Manila AT&T hackers tied to terrorist attack in Mumbai

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The FBI worked with the Philippines National Police to arrest hackers who allegedly attacked US telecom companies to raise money for terrorist organizations. Were those arrested simply pawns in a very dangerous game of chess?

Goatse hacker pleads guilty to stealing iPad user data

Goatse hacker pleads guilty to stealing iPad user data

An alleged member of the Goatse Security hacking group, has pleaded guilty to breaking into AT&T's systems and obtaining the email addresses of iPad users.

Apple's worst security breach, or a great big hyperbole?

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According to aptly-named shock-gossip site gawker.com, Apple has just suffered its worst security breach. Alongside a headlined article entitled "Hottie Banker's Boob Implant Video: 'I Want to Be Tits on a Stick'", you can read how this "worst security breach" Read more…

iPad owners' email addresses exposed: let's stay calm

iPad owners' email addresses exposed: let's stay calm

One of the hottest security news story today revolves around the news that a weakness on AT&T's website allowed outsiders to grab the email addresses of early adopters of the Apple iPad - at least those who had chosen to Read more…