AT&T iPad Security Breach


Hey I wanted to let everyone know that there was a security breach at AT&T.

Approximately 114,000 users have had some of their information leaked because of a bad script that AT&T had written.  This includes users from DoD, military, governmental, as well as celebrities and top executives at Google, Amazon, Microsoft and AOL just to name a few.

The names along with the ICC-ID of the device.  AT&T have closed the hole, but the damage may have already been done.

The act has been performed by a group calling itself Goatse Security.

I for one am ashamed at AT&T more than I am at Apple.  Yes, I’m a fan of Apple, Yes, I’m a fan of AT&T, but I’m not a fanboy.  I prefer AT&T over the other cellular providers out there due to the fact that they have provided me FAR better service than any other cell provider there is, and I’ve used just about all of them.  I’m also wondering how much of this is AT&T’s fault and how much is Apple’s fault.  It sounds more like an AT&T problem than Apple, but time will tell.

For the full story, head on over to Gawker and read it all.  Some great information in there.

Apple has suffered another embarrassment. A security breach has exposed iPad owners including dozens of CEOs, military officials, and top politicians. They—and every other buyer of the wireless-enabled tablet—could be vulnerable to spam marketing and malicious hacking.

The breach, which comes just weeks after an Apple employee lost an iPhone prototype in a bar, exposed the most exclusive email list on the planet, a collection of early-adopter iPad 3G subscribers that includes thousands of A-listers in finance, politics and media, from New York Times Co. CEO Janet Robinson to Diane Sawyer of ABC News to film mogul Harvey Weinstein to Mayor Michael Bloomberg. It even appears that White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel’s information was compromised.

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~ by Normanomicon on June 9, 2010.

 
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