Hacker Who Leaked iPad Data from AT&T Found Guilty

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – A man responsible for leaking details for more than 120 thousand iPad users has been found guilty in a New Jersey court.

According to an AP report, Andrew Aurnehimer was convicted on charges of conspiracy to gain unauthorized access to computers and identity theft.

The iPad account details were accessed through a server from mobile provider AT&T and included email addresses belonging to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and current Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Aurnehimer later shared the data with news site Gawker which published a report regarding the matter.

The defendant, meanwhile, sent a message out following the verdict. “Hey epals don’t worry! We went in knowing there would be a guilty here. I’m appealing of course.,” Aurnhimer noted via his Twitter account.

The stolen information was not thought to have been used for criminal purposes, noted U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman in the AP report. However, the data could still have been vulnerable if accessed by identity thieves.