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Submission + - ATT Leaks emails addresses of 114,000 iPad Users

Hugh Pickens writes: "Daily Tech reports that in what is one of the biggest leaks of email addresses in recent history, a group called Goatse Security has published the personal email addresses of 114,067 iPad 3G purchasers in what appears to be a legal fashion by querying a public interface that AT&T accidentally left exposed. Apparently AT&T left a script on their public website, which when handed an ICC-ID would respond back with the email address of the subscriber. This apparently was intended for an AJAX-style response inside AT&T's web apps. Gawker reports that it's possible that confidential information about every iPad 3G owner in the U.S. has been exposed. "This is going to hurt the telecommunications company's already poor image with iPhone and iPad customers, and complicate its very profitable relationship with Apple," writes Ryan Tate adding that the leak is likely unnerve customers thinking of buying iPads that connect to AT&T's cellular network. "Although the security vulnerability was confined to AT&T servers, Apple bears responsibility for ensuring the privacy of its users, who must provide the company with their email addresses to activate their iPads." In a statement, AT&T says that the issue was escalated to the highest levels of the company and that they have essentially turned off the feature that provided the e-mail addresses. "We are continuing to investigate and will inform all customers whose e-mail addresses and ICC IDS may have been obtained," says AT&T. "We take customer privacy very seriously and while we have fixed this problem, we apologize to our customers who were impacted.""
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ATT Leaks emails addresses of 114,000 iPad Users

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