AT&T Hacker ‘weev’ Tests Limits of U.S. Crime Law on Website Use

Dune Lawrence and David Voreacos report:

He is a red-headed hacker who hails from Arkansas, goes by the name “weev,” and seems to delight in being annoying. For years, he broke into computer systems, disrupted blog sites and riled people with personal attacks.

Now his case has become a flashpoint in the debate over where to draw the line between online freedom and cybercrime in the U.S., and whether the law is too broad or too narrow in both criminal and civil cases.

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