AT&T security flaw leads to iPad data leak - Macleans.ca
 

AT&T security flaw leads to iPad data leak

Security experts say incident isolated


 

Approximately 114,000 iPad subscribers’ email addresses, including CEOs, military officials and top politicians, were leaked to hackers because of vulnerabilities on the AT&T network. The subscriber data was accessed by Goatse Security, a group that has highlighted other security vulnerabilities in Firefox and Safari web browsers. Apple remains mum on the problem, while A&T reports that the security breach has been patched. The FBI has opened an investigation looking into the threat level. “Spammers could, in theory, use these email addresses to target iPad users with specific junk email, selling cases or accessories for this device,” said Graham Cluley, a senior security consultant to The Telegraph. “But there’s no evidence that any malicious third parties have accessed this data.”

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