Weev: Hackers should keep security holes to themselves

Weev. Photo: Gawker

Andrew Auernheimer, aka “weev,” the hacker found guilty last week of computer intrusion for obtaining the unprotected e-mail addresses of more than 100,000 iPad owners from AT&T’s website and passing them to a journalist, has an opinion piece in Wired News today.

Auenheimer, who founded troll group Gay Nigger Association of American and once said "some big Jews" would love to serve him a summons, sees his conviction as an unjust way to AT&T punish the messenger, rather than owning responsibility for a weak system.

In the Wired op-ed, he argues that hackers should forget about disclosure, and keep what they learn of security holes to themselves.

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