Insecure server makes it OK?
"Weev's conviction under the Computer Fraud & Abuse Act (CFAA) was heavily criticised in the security community because the leaked data was harvested from an insecure server."
Couldn't you say that about most internet facing servers?
"I launched an exploit against a server triggering a security vulnerability which rendered the server insecure and I collected information"
Not saying that they should give Weev zillion life sentences, just saying if this is his defense, it's shit.