Two men have been charged today with allegedly hacking AT&T’s servers to obtain the information of 120,000 iPad users, including some boldface names like Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and President Obama’s former chief of staff.
File photo of an AT&T Wireless store July 23, 2008 in San Francisco, California. U.S. prosecutors accused two men of hacking AT&T Inc.â??s computer servers to steal e-mail addresses and personal data of about 120,000 Apple Inc. iPad users. Then they allegedly bragged about it.
The hack attack occurred during the initial release of Apple’s tablet computer, court documents state.
According to the complaint filed by the FBI in Newark, Spitler and Auernheimer allegedly used a “brute force” hack tactic over several days last June on AT&T servers to uncover email addresses related to iPad accounts.
From ABC News Media: http://abcnews.go.com/TheLaw/att-network-ipad-hack/story?id=12639585