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

Posted Jun 11, 2010

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.