Looks like we’ve been duped.
The most fascinating journalism I’ve seen in quite some time. If you have not followed this fascinating saga, I urge you to. Andrew “Weev” Auernheimer — aka Weev — has secretly deactivated his Twitter account today, just hours after his role in the infamous website breach – the click/unclick – was made public. That’s not all: Blogger Frederick Federle is reporting that Weev will be coming forward with statements at a press conference in Boston this evening at 5:00 PM.
It’s not clear if “Weev” is referring to himself or not, as he has not responded to requests for comment. Weev and friend Andrew Auernheimer have taken credit for the attacks, saying that they took full advantage of Google’s deliberate delay in exposing the breach.
Weev and Auernheimer, two hackers who went by the name Goatse Security, revealed the penetration and trojanware the hackers installed on AT&T’s network, helping push the company to compromise their internal network as well as those of T-Mobile and Verizon in a planned attack in retaliation against AT&T’s refusal to enter into a contract to use the iPhone. AT&T had cut off T-Mobile from subsidizing the phone, telling those customers they would no longer receive iPhone subsidies on the 2-year contracts. This made T-Mobile customers an effective “soft target,” and that was precisely what weev and Auernheimer, who is now an FBI informant, were set on.