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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.

    Read More About the Breach...
    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. TheOrioles33's Avatar
      TheOrioles33 -
      Bummer
    1. rkisling's Avatar
      rkisling -
      How many people are now searching Google for Goatse?
    1. Buffolus's Avatar
      Buffolus -
      wow insecurity

      Now we help AT&T to big brother our self to the entire world. Thank god I never wanted an ipad in first place !!!!'
    1. Bluprint's Avatar
      Bluprint -
      So how about them dolphins
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      AT&T didn't expose anything. They were exploited. There is a huge difference here.
    1. itaintrite's Avatar
      itaintrite -
      Goatse security LMAO.
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      lucky Rogers isn't as stupid as AT&T
    1. ShadowDXDragon's Avatar
      ShadowDXDragon -
      Wow, everyone get off of AT&T's back on this one, they were hacked, they didn't expose the information. Change the title, this is an attack on AT&T's credibility that is not needed. Anyone can get hacked.
    1. jacobthejokester's Avatar
      jacobthejokester -
      Love the name. Wish I saw a thread of that or something
    1. flintoff's Avatar
      flintoff -
      just tell att to bring back unlimited data plan for ipad users thats all i care now
    1. mvhurlburt's Avatar
      mvhurlburt -
      Damn for a company with the money that AT&T has they should be employing these people for network security...
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      I almost brought that stupid device.
    1. DisneyRicky's Avatar
      DisneyRicky -
      "Well AT&T, you exposed my information. I demand Unlimited Internet or I will press charges"
    1. eZStaR's Avatar
      eZStaR -
      Quote Originally Posted by Disneyricky View Post
      "Well AT&T, you exposed my information. I demand Unlimited Internet or I will press charges"
      Roflmfao. Agreeeddddd.
    1. IronWilliam's Avatar
      IronWilliam -
      This Is yet another Reason why AT&T and Apple need to part ways!!! I love my iPhone!! I will have the iPhone 4 the day it comes out! I JUST HATE AT&T!!!




      FaceBook AT&T SUCKS!!!








    1. sheon's Avatar
      sheon -
      Great and I just bought an iPad -_-

      I would like to know if my info was exposed

      We have the right to know if out info was leaked out if so AT&T better call or email the customers who's info was leaked -_-
    1. gafu's Avatar
      gafu -
      It doesn't matter how much money the company has and such..when it comes to exploiting/hacking a site,money can't buy security.NASA was hacked into a decade or so ago,so was CIA,Tons of banks,etc.It just gets fixed and the world goes on.
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      People are very short sighted.
    1. nautical79's Avatar
      nautical79 -
      what harm can that list do, its just a list of the people that can afford a data plan and ipad , dont be jealous.
    1. HarlemState's Avatar
      HarlemState -
      Quote Originally Posted by flintoff View Post
      just tell att to bring back unlimited data plan for ipad users thats all i care now
      LMAO, yea, or else. lol