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AT&T iPad IDs leaked to ‘Goatse security’

AT&T Inc. were left in a bad situation yesterday when they had to apologise to their userbase stating that a security hole in their website has exposed iPad users email addresses.

Goatse Security, a small group of ‘computer experts’ said they were responsible for the attack and that they had exploited the opening in security to find numbers that identify iPads connected to AT&T’s mobile network.

114,000 email addresses were accessed which not only include members of the public, but officials and company executives in some high profile companies.

AT&T have fixed the problem a few days ago and that they would inform all customers whose iPad IDs had been obtained. They said: “At this point, there is no evidence that any other customer information was shared, we take customer privacy very seriously, and while we have fixed this problem, we apologize to our customers who were impacted.”

Luckily no financial or billing information was leaked which would be a primary concern for AT&T Customers.

KitGuru says: When are these large companies going to sort out their security?

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