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The Hacker Wars Hits NYC

Chuck Gomez | Posted 12.15.2014 | Entertainment
Chuck Gomez

Are hackers always the bad guys? Not according to a fascinating new documentary, The Hacker Wars by Vivien Lesnik Weisman, a critically-acclaimed filmmaker.

weev Wins Battle in The Hacker Wars

Vivien Lesnik Weisman | Posted 06.21.2014 | Technology
Vivien Lesnik Weisman

"Victory, I am free!" Fist up in the air, weev, Andrew Auernheimer, laughed. Last week, Aurenheimer was released after serving 14 months in federal prison.

Hacker 'Weev': 'Come Bring It, Federal Government'

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 04.16.2014 | Technology

Just days after his conviction and three-year prison sentence were overturned, hacker Andrew "Weev" Auernheimer delivered a bold message on HuffPost L...

Gerry Smith

Controversial Hacker's Conviction Is Overturned | Gerry Smith | Posted 04.11.2014 | Technology

A federal appeals court on Friday overturned the conviction of Andrew "Weev" Auernheimer, reversing a verdict that was viewed as having a chilling eff...

Gerry Smith

Convicted Hacker 'Weev' Gets Another Chance At Freedom | Gerry Smith | Posted 03.17.2014 | Technology

Attorneys for convicted hacker Andrew "Weev" Auernheimer will appear in court this week in a last-ditch attempt to win his freedom and overturn a verd...

Gerry Smith

Weev Appeals Hacking Conviction | Gerry Smith | Posted 07.02.2013 | Technology

Attorneys for hacker Andrew Auernheimer filed an appeal late Monday seeking to overturn his conviction for obtaining thousands of email addresses from...

Jeremy Hammond, American Political Prisoner

Vivien Lesnik Weisman | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics
Vivien Lesnik Weisman

The case of Jeremy Hammond is illustrative of a trend to target, overcharge and come down hard on those the state perceives as threatening. The supposed threats are due to their beliefs and/or actions toward information freedom and transparency.

Gerry Smith

Scripps Employees Called 'Hackers' For Exposing Massive Security Flaw | Gerry Smith | Posted 05.23.2013 | Technology

Isaac Wolf, a reporter for Scripps Howard News Service, said he was just doing a basic Google search when he stumbled upon Social Security numbers and...

The Unconventional Way Hacker 'Weev' Is Speaking From Prison

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 04.16.2013 | Technology

Andrew Auernheimer, the convicted hacker who goes by "Weev," has been in prison for almost a month, but if you were following him online you might not...

Weev, the Hacker Who Didn't Hack AT&T

Vivien Lesnik Weisman | Posted 05.25.2013 | Technology
Vivien Lesnik Weisman

In a Newark courtroom last Monday, Andrew "weev" Auernheimer, 27, was sentenced to 41 months imprisonment due to finding and publishing a security flaw on AT&T's website. But a good part of the tech-savvy world interprets Auernheimer's exploits as a non-crime.

Gerry Smith

AT&T Hacker Sentenced To Over 3 Years In Prison | Gerry Smith | Posted 03.18.2013 | Technology

Convicted hacker Andrew "Weev" Auernheimer was sentenced Monday to 41 months in prison for collecting thousands of email addresses from AT&T's servers...

Man Accused Of Stealing 100,000 Email Addresses From iPads Will Be Sentenced

AP | By DAVID PORTER | Posted 05.18.2013 | Technology

NEWARK, New Jersey (AP) — An admitted online "troll" was sentenced Monday to the maximum prison term under federal guidelines — more than three ye...

Gerry Smith

Hackers Reveal 'Mission Impossible' Security Tricks To Avoid Getting Hacked | Gerry Smith | Posted 12.20.2012 | Technology

When Adrian Lamo goes online, he leaves nothing to chance. To log in to personal accounts, he uses a digital password generator -- a plastic key ch...

Gerry Smith

Why A Hacker's Identity Theft Conviction May Make You Less Safe Online | Gerry Smith | Posted 12.07.2012 | Technology

In a New Jersey courtroom last month, federal prosecutors described Andrew Auernheimer as a publicity-hungry hacker who violated the privacy of thousa...