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  • Exploit Exposes 114,000 AT&T iPad 3G Customers


    According to Gawker Media's ValleyWag blog, they are reporting a security breach on AT&T's website which has allowed public access to iPad 3G customer's email addresses and SIM card identifier numbers of over 114,000 iPad 3G users on the network.

    It doesn't stop there. According to the data we were given by the web security group that exploited vulnerabilities on the AT&T network, we believe 114,000 user accounts have been compromised, although it's possible that confidential information about every iPad 3G owner in the U.S. has been exposed. We contacted Apple for comment but have yet to hear back. We also reached out to AT&T for comment. A call to Rahm Emanuel's office at the White House has not been returned...... 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.....
    The security hole has since been patched by AT&T, however the damage cannot be undone, and AT&T made no effort to notify it's customers of this breach. I for one would like to know if my information has been compromised, especially when I pay monthly for their service and trust their accountability.

    While the blame isn't exactly clear, Gawker seems to think that both sides are to be held accountable for this unfortunate error. They actually have quite an in-depth article explaining how this happened and what exactly the process was. I highly suggest taking a read if you want to further understand how these leaks can happen.

    The subscriber data was obtained by a group calling itself Goatse Security. Though the group is steeped in off-the-wall, 4chan-style internet culture—its name is a reference to a famous gross-out Web picture—it has previously highlighted real security vulnerabilities in the Firefox and Safari Web browsers, and attracted media attention for finding what it said were flaws in Amazon's community ratings system.

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    Source: ValleyWag & MacRumors
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Exploit Exposes 114,000 AT&T iPad 3G Customers started by nickhesson View original post
    Comments 26 Comments
    1. Nickaroni22's Avatar
      Nickaroni22 -
      Somehow AT&T gets hacked, and it's there fault?How does that work? It's not like these persons call 411 and said were gonna hack your network, and AT&T just let it happen.
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      So people found your SIM info and emails. Aside from sending you spam messages, what can they do with this? A whole lot of nothing?

      One of my professors had her car broken into and her briefcase stolen with our exams and social security info in there. While it was stupid that she even left info. like that in the car, there isn't much I could have done. We were notified and that was that. I don't know what the idiots who feel they have the "right to know if they were exposed" think that information is going to get you. Assume you WERE exposed. What now? Your life will go on much the same whether ATT personally calls you up and tells you someone out there may know your email now or not. Quit being idiots...
    1. Paingod's Avatar
      Paingod -
      This time I'm glad I dont'live in the US and don't have to stick to ATT for my iPhone/iPad. But i have to wait until i get my apple products -.-
    1. sandstorm77's Avatar
      sandstorm77 -
      I hope the hacking group clones all of the 3G cards and uses massive amounts of data over the AT&T network. That will punish AT&T for the stupid 2gb data cap.
    1. DayumQuitPlayin's Avatar
      DayumQuitPlayin -
      Quote Originally Posted by flintoff View Post
      just tell att to bring back unlimited data plan for ipad users thats all i care now
      I just bought my iPad yesterday and I was given the option of unlimited Internet for $29
    1. dq13's Avatar
      dq13 -
      what's the big deal... a bunch of emails from "important people" were exposed... IT'S IN THEIR BUSINESS CARDS !! and they give it to everybody so WTF!!