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Wednesday, June 09, 2010

AT&T breach compromises 114,000 iPad 3G users [U] | Electronista

AT&T breach compromises 114,000 iPad 3G users [U] | Electronista

(Updated with AT&T confirmation) An investigation today has found that a weakness in AT&T's security has exposed the identities of over 114,000 iPad 3G owners in the past few weeks. Hacker group Goatse Security claimed to Gawker to have manipulated an AT&T website-side script that would return the e-mail addresses associated with the ICC-IDs of the SIM cards in Apple's tablets. By using and guessing iPad ICC-IDs through a PHP script, as well as spoofing an iPad-like user agent, the group collected a large amount of personal information that included some well-known figures.

Among those compromised were top political officials such as House Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Some in publishing, media networks and the US military will also have been exposed.


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