AT&T Confirms iPad Security Breach, FBI Asks Gawker To Retain Documents

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) admitted this past week that there was a security hole in their website which leaked customer email addresses. Goatse Security claimed that they were responsible for the intrusion. Goatse said that they exploited an opening in AT&T’s website for finding numbers that identify iPads that are connected to their service.

Gawker Media LLC reported the breach this past week. As a result, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was told to hold on to documents that are relevant to AT&T’s breach of security.

Gawker was directly contacted by Goatse Security. Escher Auernheimer, a member of Goatse Security said that they did not do anything illegal and was not contacted by the FBI yet.

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at
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