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FBI opens investigation into AT&T iPad breach

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Friday, June 11, 2010
News Categories: iPad

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation has launched an inquiry into the recent security breach on AT&T’s website that led to the exposure of more than 100,000 iPad with Wi-Fi + 3G customers’ email addresses and SIM IDs. “The FBI is aware of these possible computer intrusions and has opened an investigation to address the potential cyber threat,” FBI spokesman Jason Pack told Reuters. The security hole, which was found and exploited by a group called Goatse Security, has since been closed, claims AT&T. The investigation isn’t surprising, the report claims, quoting an unnamed telecommunications executive as saying ““if there’s a high profile data compromise it’s not unusual to get a phone call from government officials.”

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Hopefully, AT&T get a decent, high-profile rap over the knuckles over this.
Not only would it require AT&T to overhaul it’s Customer Assistance, it will also highlight to the Populous that it wasn’t Apple’s Fault, (unlike the Mobile.Me Account leaks a few years ago).
It will also highlight the importance of Data Security to large Corporations.

Posted by Dan Woods on June 11, 2010 at 5:41 PM (PDT)

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