Dallas, Texas — Daniel Spitler, one of the two men charged in the AT&T iPad e-mail hacker breach last year, has pleaded guilty to charges in New Jersey and Texas on Friday.
Charged with two felony counts, prosecutors are recommending that he spend 12 to 18 months in prison per his plea agreement. However, Spitler can still face up to 10 years in prison if the judge decides.
Spitler and Andrew Auernheimer were both arrested in June 2010 after they wrote a script that guessed the ICC-ID numbers (used to identify an iPad’s SIM card) and then queried AT&T’s website until it returned e-mail addresses, including those of members of the military, politicians and business leaders such as New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.
Prosecutors are still working out a plea agreement with Auernheimer.