Sunday, June 13, 2010

iPad security breach

AT&T Confirms iPad Security Breach

AT&T has confirmed an iPad security breach which computer experts say has exposed over 100,000 early iPad adopters to potential malicious hacking and spam, with those vulnerable including dozens of CEOs, military officials, top politicians and media personalities.

The security breach was discovered by a group calling itself Goatse Security, with the specific information exposed in the breach including subscribers' email addresses along with an associated ID used to authenticate the subscriber on AT&T's network, known as the ICC-ID. AT&T, the sole U.S. provider of wireless service for the iPad , said it had fixed the security hole by Tuesday after being contacted by Goatse Security.

"At this point, there is no evidence that any other customer information was shared," AT&T said in a statement. "We take customer privacy very seriously, and while we have fixed this problem, we apologize to our customers who were impacted."

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