Apple iPad data breach leaves user accounts exposed
The technology industry site Gawker.com is reporting that a web security group exploited vulnerabilities of AT&T's network and collected 114,000 user accounts from iPad 3G users, including ABC News' Diane Sawyer, film mogul Harvey Weinstein and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Using a script on AT&T's website, Goatse Security obtained the email addresses of iPad users signed up for 3G data plans through the use of ICC-IDs which are unique to each iPad.
AT&T acknowledged the security breach in a statement to Gawker and says the breach -- which also could have left every other iPad user exposed -- was corrected this week.
Consumer Ally tried but could not reach Apple for comment.
This isn't the first time a security breach has 3G connections. WalletPop reported in January about a vulnerability with GSM phones and the cryptographic system used to secure the connections that was exposed by a research team.