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  • Prominent Hacker Gets Arrested, Raided by Feds


    On Monday, MMi chronicled how Escher Auernheimer, the Goatse Security boss, took aim at AT&T with an angry public letter addressing the carrier's suggestion that his company is teeming with "malicious" hackers. As it turns out, only hours later, Auernheimer would have an even bigger problem on his hands than the accusations from AT&T.

    You see, on his hands were handcuffs. Auernheimer - AKA "Weev" - quickly made the transition from "good guy" who uncovered the AT&T-iPad security flaw, to the "bad guy" who had his home raided by authorities. Now, in case you're wondering, this has nothing to do with a lost or stolen iPhone 4. Although it isn't yet clear what exactly prompted the FBI search warrant, we do know what was uncovered: drugs. And, apparently, lots of them - cocaine, ecstasy, LSD, etc.

    Auernheimer is now facing some four felony charges of possession of a controlled substance. Tossed into the mix is one misdemeanor possession charge. Today, the blogosphere is buzzing with conspiracy theories about whether or not the raid and search was somehow inspired by AT&T or Apple - although there is no evidence to suggest such at this time. But the alleged security breach acknowledged by AT&T was such that it isn't unreasonable that the feds could be looking into those who initially exposed the weakness.

    Of course, the matter could ultimately prove to be totally unrelated to AT&T and Apple. After all, this isn't Auernheimer's first arrest. He was arrested as recently as this March for allegedly giving authorities a fake name when they responded to a parking complaint.

    As reported by CNET, no bond or court date had been set. A hearing, however, is scheduled for this Friday, June 18th.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Prominent Hacker Gets Arrested, Raided by Feds started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 59 Comments
    1. lolcats1's Avatar
      lolcats1 -
      if this is about weed then i need to get involved. ****'s good for you, is all.

      feds be hatin
    1. bignighttrain's Avatar
      bignighttrain -
      How do you think people come up with these great ideas it's the DRUGS that prompted the creative seed in the brain to act on the ideas bouncing around your hard drive (Brain).
    1. mttinhy's Avatar
      mttinhy -
      it seems those are plant drugs. we'll see after the hearing.
    1. hollow0's Avatar
      hollow0 -
      Stories involving Apple products are always so interesting.
    1. lili4311's Avatar
      lili4311 -
      Quote Originally Posted by sunbeam83 View Post
      He possessed non-taxable drugs.

      If you drink alcohol or coffee you 'do drugs.'

      Shame that people are so narrow minded.
      Shame on YOU for defending those who do DRUGS
    1. ima80baby's Avatar
      ima80baby -
      Funny how people are so content with their tax dollars being wasted on a failed drug war. Who gives a fudge what the guy does in the privacy of his own home? The Feds make me sick.
    1. iphnblues's Avatar
      iphnblues -
      they were planted lol the government is prob pissed off cause obama's ipad info got jacked lol
    1. jayson9's Avatar
      jayson9 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ecd5000 View Post
      i smell conspiracy here too. he's probably going to be apples new security advisor!
      Yah.....or Steve Jobs new drug tester. He only buys the best - spares no expense!

      I guess you don't have to eat the whole APPLE to know it's bad? DROID! <=== LMAO, sorry couldn't resist.

      By the way, my new HTC Incredible hasn't dropped a call yet! Oh and that lighting fast anywhere I go 3G... goto love it! You can even get one too without being mislead all over the place. (unlike some "other" promised phones)

      Quote Originally Posted by lili4311 View Post
      Shame on YOU for defending those who do DRUGS
      Let's see, we should shame all those who drink caffeinated soft drinks and take tylenol and asprin.... Well said, not!
    1. awesomeSlayer's Avatar
      awesomeSlayer -
      Did he hack stuff for drugs? Hmm...
    1. CMOSlabs's Avatar
      CMOSlabs -
      Another hacker bit the dust.
      You have to obey the 11th comandment!
      "Thy shall not get caught"
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      Is it me or it this just laughable? Just say no.....................
    1. lili4311's Avatar
      lili4311 -
      Quote Originally Posted by CMOSlabs View Post
      Another hacker bit the dust.
      You have to obey the 11th comandment!
      "Thy shall not get caught"
      More like:
      "Thou shalt not taunt the law with illegal substances while potentially doing illegal hacking"
    1. PAKIS-RULEZ's Avatar
      PAKIS-RULEZ -
      Quote Originally Posted by ecd5000 View Post
      i smell conspiracy here too. he's probably going to be apples new security advisor!


      haha this is true i have seen police do this many times catch someone and put drugs in their stuff can there u go legit reason to take you home lol
    1. sadsamurai's Avatar
      sadsamurai -
      That's got to be of the dumbest line in this thread. Tell me Miss Goody Two-Shoes, how can someone "taunt" the law? F. the law and dumb people who make dumb laws. The drugs on war is a farce that provides jobs to hundreds of thousands of control freaks (FBI, DEA, judges, prosecutors, jail guards, etc.), creates crime (and the illusion of it), criminalizes casual users, and a complete waste of taxpayers money for the beliefs of religious idiots (George the Simple anyone?), old fart conservatives (many of whom barely remembers the 60s and 70s they were so stoned), the gullible public, banks that launder the drug money and the rest of the inbreeds.
      The only mistake this guy made is that he didn't make sure that he was squeaky clean before getting into the limelight. Take your uninformed, small minded "Just say no to drugs" idiocy somewhere else.
      Try this genius: Nicotine in many studies has been shown to be more addictive than cocaine and heroin (Nicotine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, Nicotine Addiction 101) yet it is completely legal even though it is lot more dangerous to health than many other so-called "drugs".
      No tot mention the societal cost of treating illnesses caused by prolonged smoking.
      This maybe a non-issue for a simple person but no one has the right to tell me what I can or can not ingest in the privacy of my own home.
      So if Mr. Auernheimer chooses to get high in his own house who are you to tell him he can't?!
      The FBI didn't just dream up a search / arrest warrant, either he was under investigation already for some time or a really credible source/witness/snitch provided information believable enough that a judge issued a search warrant.
    1. Trist06's Avatar
      Trist06 -
      @sadsamurai

      you said it,

      ... hmm this is drifting off topic
    1. mr117's Avatar
      mr117 -
      Don't give the finger to the meter maid when you have 500 lbs of marijuana in the back seat of your car. Lesson #1 from the 1960s. This guy clearly didn't learn the lesson(s) of history.

      As to (il)legal drug use, everybody on this site who has jailbroken his/her iDevice has broken Apple's "laws." Scofflaws shouldn't throw rocks at other scofflaws. It's hypocritical. Whether you jailbreak or park illegally or make a right turn on a red without an ok sign or fudge your taxes or cheat on your spouse or take a stapler from work, you're messing with the rules. Don't try to come off holier than thou. It's not becoming and everyone knows you're just as bad as everyone else.

      Thank you.
    1. lili4311's Avatar
      lili4311 -
      Quote Originally Posted by jayson9 View Post
      Let's see, we should shame all those who drink caffeinated soft drinks and take tylenol and asprin.... Well said, not!
      No you dork, the drugs part. ie: like the ones that the hacker got caught with. Nice job misquoting me.
    1. dhamien's Avatar
      dhamien -
      Quote Originally Posted by lili4311 View Post
      Shame on YOU for defending those who do DRUGS
      Why? Doing drugs is a choice, it's not like he's forcing someone else to take them.

      You know alcohol is a 'drug' as well, right? Anything that alters your state of mind is.

      Quote Originally Posted by mr117 View Post
      Don't give the finger to the meter maid when you have 500 lbs of marijuana in the back seat of your car. Lesson #1 from the 1960s. This guy clearly didn't learn the lesson(s) of history.

      As to (il)legal drug use, everybody on this site who has jailbroken his/her iDevice has broken Apple's "laws." Scofflaws shouldn't throw rocks at other scofflaws. It's hypocritical. Whether you jailbreak or park illegally or make a right turn on a red without an ok sign or fudge your taxes or cheat on your spouse or take a stapler from work, you're messing with the rules. Don't try to come off holier than thou. It's not becoming and everyone knows you're just as bad as everyone else.

      Thank you.
      If it was possible to downrate a comment, this one would deserve lots. If you seriously think that breaking one rule means you're as bad as anyone else who's broken some other rule, then you're an idiot.

      Do you honestly think parking illegally is as bad as cheating on your spouse?

      Actually, thinking about your post saddens me, because you're the type of person who has stopped thinking and just blindly follow any rule thrown at him. Instead of relying on state-given rules to govern your life, try thinking for yourself for a change.
    1. lili4311's Avatar
      lili4311 -
      Dude let's stop the hating and talk about Apple again

      I have my opinion and you have yours. Let's stop attacking each other about them, I surrender
    1. mr117's Avatar
      mr117 -
      Pretty funny response to my post, dhamien. My (only) point was that lawbreakers/rule breakers are all of us, and it's hypocritical to point fingers at others (in this case users of illegal drugs) when you are also breaking rules (albeit rules YOU choose to break).

      Had you actually spent a moment thinking about what I wrote instead of knee-jerking a response, you'd have noticed that nowhere in my post did I say we should follow rules. I actually said the opposite, because it seems to be human nature to do so. To assume that I "blindly follow any rules thrown at [me]" is both ridiculous and untrue. To say that I "rely on state-given rules to govern [my] life" is so far from reality as to be laughable (I am a federal felon for not doing so). To say I should "try thinking for myself for a change" is just blather from a young pup to an old guy. Grow up.

      As to the quality of broken rule, I didn't even address that. Because, again, everyone breaks the rules they think they are allowed to break. Do I think parking illegally is worse than cheating on a spouse? Well, what if I parked illegally in front of an emergency room entrance, blocking it, and someone died because of my act. Is that worse than cheating on my spouse? It's not about WHAT you do, it's about EVERYONE doing what they WANT to do. He chose drugs. OK. So what? You do whatever you do (or are you so lily-white that you've never broken any rules or laws?). I bet when your mommy told you not to touch the hot stove, you didn't!

      Again, my only point was that to denigrate/mock/act holier than thou to some poor hacker who is busted and found to have drugs is hypocritical. Anything else YOU read into my post is from your fervid mess of a mind. You idiot. (See, I can lower myself to your level.)