Court Reverses Conviction of AT&T-iPad Hacker

A federal appeals court reversed the conviction of Andrew “Weev” Auernheimer, a hacker and self-described Internet troll, who was accused of stealing the personal data of 114,000 Apple iPad users in 2010. At the time, Mr. Auernheimer and Daniel Spitler, operating as part of a group called Goatse Security, gained national attention when they discovered a security loophole on AT&T’s website that allowed them to gain access to the addresses of the carrier’s customers and their corresponding iPad identification numbers.