Weev was sentenced for being found guilty on one charge of conspiracy to access a computer without authorization under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and one charge of fraud in connection with personal information.
In addition to the prison time, he will also serve three years probation and must pay $73,000 to AT&T. Both charges had maximum sentences of five years each.
Back in 2010, Auernheimer very publicly revealed the security flaw by giving the database info to Gawker rather than AT&T itself.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 18 Mar 2013 19:50