Thursday, June 10, 2010

Stolen iPad Emails

Hackers have managed to get the email addresses of over 100,000 iPad owners, including those of many people like New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, reported Wednesday a specialized site. The iPad versions are concerned with access 3G and a subscription to the telecom giant AT&T. Of the 114,000 email addresses are those of dozens of company heads, military leaders or political figures.

"There's no hack, no infiltration, and no breach, just a really poorly-designed Web application that returns e-mail address when ICC-ID is passed to it," Praetorian said late Wednesday on its security blog.

AT&T has turned off access to the feature Tuesday, and apologized to customers in a statement that was issued yesterday. They also stated that only e-mail addresses linked to each ICC-ID has been snatched from its servers, not financial information or other personal data.

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