Conspirator In AT&T Hack Gets Probation

Law360, New York (January 24, 2014, 7:20 PM EST) -- A co-conspirator of hacker Andrew Auernheimer in the harvest of more than 114,000 iPad users' email addresses received three years' probation Friday in New Jersey federal court, after cooperating with the government's prosecution of their access to AT&T Inc.'s servers.

The sentence that U.S. District Judge Susan Wigenton handed down against San Francisco resident Daniel Spitler stood in sharp contrast to the 41-month prison term that Auernheimer — onetime head of the "security research" hacking group Goatse Security — received in March over the June 2010...
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