114,000 iPad Owners including the Mils and Govs Exposed Butt Naked

A security problem with AT&T’s website has exposed the email addresses of more than 114,000 owners of Apple’s iPad, including those of “dozens of CEOs, military officials and top politicians, which was given the data by Goatse Security, the Web security group that exposed the AT&T security hole.

AT&T closed the security hole recently, but not before the leak compromised personal data from victims who purportedly included White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel; New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg; New York Times CEO Janet Robinson; and movie producer Harvey Weinstein.

The specific information exposed in the breach included subscribers’ email addresses, coupled with an associated ID used to authenticate the subscriber on AT&T’s network, known as the ICC-ID. ICC-ID stands for integrated circuit card identifier and is used to identify the SIM cards that associate a mobile device with a particular subscriber.

It IS Apple’s security breach. AT&T was hacked, but it was Apple data that was leaked. Apple’s computers weren’t hacked, but that’s not the problem. Apple entrusted their data with AT&T. Its Apple’s responsibility that the data doesn’t leak to the wrong parties. The ICC-ID is an encryption key, used for all data transfers. Its highly unlikely that someone could decrypt your communications with the number. Customer data being leaked is bad. When those people bought an iPad they signed an agreement that the buyer would be able to authorize who has access to their information. Luckily it was only e-mail addresses leaked. The hack was really close to letting all sorts of personal info go in to the wrong hands. (think about all of the paperwork you fill out for buying an iphone) AT&T AND Apple need to beef up their security

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About Elias Shams
I have been a serial entrepreneur in telecom and social media space for past 12 years or so. I hold a M.S. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the George Washington University and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland. I’ve lived and worked in many countries and cities including London England, Tehran Iran, Bonn Germany, Paris France, Alicante Spain, Delhi India, and my favorite of all Washington, DC of great US of A. Two of the greatest Washington, DC based companies I worked for and very proud of are Yurie Systems which was sold to Lucent in 1998 for $1.23 B and telezoo.com that I founded in 1999. I am currently the founder and awesomizer @ awesomize.me

2 Responses to 114,000 iPad Owners including the Mils and Govs Exposed Butt Naked

  1. So basically AT&T introduced even more revolutionary feature for the iPhone – ButtTime?

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