“A hacker in a group that discovered the AT&T iPad-related flaw was arrested following the execution of an FBI search warrant of his home in Arkansas on Tuesday, authorities told CNET,” Elinor Mills reports for CNET.
“Andrew Auernheimer, 24, was being held in Washington County Detention Center in Fayetteville, Ark., according to Lt. Anthony Foster of the Washington County Sheriff’s office in that state,” Mills reports.
“Auernheimer, who goes by the name ‘Escher’ and the hacker handle ‘Weev,’ faces four felony charges of possession of a controlled substance and one misdemeanor possession charge, Foster said,” Mills reports. “The drugs included cocaine, ecstasy, LSD, and schedule 2 and 3 pharmaceuticals, he said.”
Mills reports, “Auernheimer is a key member of the Goatse Security group that discovered the security weakness in an AT&T Web site for iPad users last week.”
Full article, along with a mugshot that you can imagine pretty much perfectly before you see it, here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn W.” for the heads up.]