What does WEEV stand for?
What does WEEV mean? This page is about the various possible meanings of the acronym, abbreviation, shorthand or slang term: WEEV.
What does WEEV mean?
- Andrew Alan Escher Auernheimer ( OR-ən-hy-mər; born (1985-09-01)September 1, 1985), best known by his pseudonym weev, is an American computer hacker and self-avowed Internet troll who is affiliated with the alt-right. He has identified himself using a variety of aliases to the media, although most sources correctly provide his first name as Andrew.As a member of the hacker group Goatse Security, Auernheimer exposed a flaw in AT&T security that compromised the e-mail addresses of iPad users. In revealing the flaw to the media, the group also exposed personal data from over 100,000 people, which led to a criminal investigation and indictment for identity fraud and conspiracy. Auernheimer was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison, of which he served approximately 13 months before the conviction was vacated by a higher court. In 2016, Auernheimer was responsible for sending thousands of white-supremacist flyers to unsecured web-connected printers at multiple universities and other locations in the U.S. Since his release from prison, he has lived in a variety of locations in Eastern Europe and the Middle East. In 2016, he told an interviewer that he was living in Kharkiv. In 2017, it was reported that he was acting as webmaster for the neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer. The Southern Poverty Law Center describes him as "a neo-Nazi white supremacist" known for "extremely violent rhetoric advocating genocide of non-whites".