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AT&T Discloses iPad Breach

DATA LOSS—U.S.

June 10, 2010

AT&T acknowledged Wednesday that a small group of computer experts known as Goatse Security accessed 114,000 e-mail addresses of iPad users through a security hole in AT&T's Web site. Ed Amoroso, chief security officer at AT&T, said the hole grew out of an effort by the carrier to simplify its customers' subscription renewal process by having their e-mail addresses pre-entered on the Web site. The Wall Street Journal reports that AT&T has fixed the security problem and will inform all customers whose e-mail addresses and iPad IDs may have been obtained. According to a company statement, "At this point, there is no evidence that any other customer information was shared." (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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