Convicted AT&T website hacker Andrew “Weev” Auernheimer has been placed in “administrative segregation,” also known as solitary confinement, after he was caught tweeting to a personal account from prison.
While Auernheimer did not have direct access to a computer he relayed messages to a third party who then transmitted those messages via Twitter by way of Auernheimer’s personal Twitter account.
The solitary confinement appears to be working as Weev’s account has been silent since April 8, 2013.
The team at the Daily Dot acquired a hand written letter from the hacker which reads:
“I am disgusted to have to write an actual paper letter but they took away all my electronic comms methods and put me in the special housing unit where I am under 24/7 lockdown. All this for the high crime of blogging, despite nation B.O.P. [Federal Bureau of Prisons] officials having made public statements that what I was doing wasn’t against the rules[…]It has been a week of this and I feel completely alone and abandoned. I don’t even have my loved ones or attorney’s address (they took most of my papers and I happened to have your address on a property slip they didn’t toss). and am unsure when or if anyone will find out about my situation.”
Auernheimer is serving 41 months in prison after he scraped AT&T user data from an unencrypted AT&T website. Weev shared his findings with the website Gawker.
Since the lockdown Weev’s attorney Tor Ekeland has had no contact with his client.
Do you think the hacker deserves to be in solitary based on his attempts to tweet from behind bars?