Report: AT&T security breach exposed 114k iPad users

If you own a cellular iPad, an AT&T web address has exposed your personal info to anyone wily enough to ping it, reports Ryan Tate at Gawker. Your email address, and a tracking ID unique your SIM card, were open to any who may have discovered the hole before it was closed.
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.
Apple's Worst Security Breach: 114,000 iPad Owners Exposed [Gawker]


  1. Are you taking bets as to whether EPIC will step in and request the DOJ for an investigation, like they did with Google?

  2. Good to see Boing Boing has corrected Gawker’s deliberately disingenuous headline. Ryan Tate obviously think ethics is a county in South East England (ask an English friend to explain this one to you :) )


  3. Nice article titling on Gawker’s part. You’d think they have some kind of history with Apple or something.

  4. “Good to see Boing Boing has corrected Gawker’s deliberately disingenuous headline.”
    Yeah! It’s not like Apple locks people in to using AT&T!

  5. Nelson Muntz is going to have a field day.

    Just wait for the fanboys to explain how losing your personal data is actually a feature.

    @#2: I hope so
    @#3: You are missing the point
    @#7: Totally

  6. @#6

    “gaping holes exposedâ„¢”

    I suggest turning safesearch on before googling for their website…

  7. Goatse Security is entirely in keeping with Apple’s image.

    Like Steve Jobs always says, they’re selling the experience.

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