June 10, 2010
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
The email addresses of more than 114,000 Apple iPad users including celebrities and politicians have been exposed in a targeted hacking attack in the US.
The massive security breach leaves all of those affected open to spam and malicious hacking.
The vulnerability affected only iPad users who signed up for AT&T’s 3G wireless internet service.
A hacker group that calls itself Goatse Security claims to have discovered the weakness by tricking AT&T’s site into giving up the email addresses.
iPad users in the UK will not have been exposed as the breach was an issue with AT&T’s security procedures rather than with Apple itself.