The FBI has moved in to investigate the leaking of email details for the most important tech users in the world - iPad 3G owners. AT&T admitted on Wednesday that a data breach meant hackers had been able to access the email addresses and ICC-IDs of its iPad 3G owning customers - all 114,000 of them. ValleyWag helpfully …
"expose America's political and cultural elite as a bunch of brand-following fanbois"
I'm shocked someone spoke the brutal truth. Considering those people usually don't really like to think themselves and LOVE to be ordered around, it is perfect statement.
How pissed Steve is gonna be?
Steve Ballmer is gonna be laughing.
I'm already laughing to see who shelled out the money for a big iPhone.
I'm laughing too
at anyone who actually thinks the iPad is a big iPhone.
I'm laughing... three?
...at anyone that thinks the iPad is anything _but_ an over-sized iPhone.
/cannot believe anyone would want an iPad over more useful tablet-type devices
//anon as obvious troll is obvious
...no of course it's not - you can't use it as a phone stoopid.
Agreed, an iPhone is a lot more useful
It's far closer to a big iPod touch
The iPhone can make phone calls.
@ B9 .. I'm laughing too !
you can't make phone calls on an iPad
In common usage, a hacker is a person who breaks into computers, usually by gaining access to administrative controls. The subculture that has evolved around hackers is often referred to as the computer underground.
Why does the media apply the hacking moniker to every tech news story that they do not understand? Sending a query to a server that is so poorly designed that it will send a response back is not hacking. The only thing it is remotely close to is spamming. What the "hackers" did was similar to the Fonz hitting the jukebox to turn it on; forcing an unintended action due to poor design.
What is really comes down to is AT&T/Apple poorly designing their servers and being negligent with regard to security. After Apple's legal shenanigans with the lost iPhone case, I'd love to see a class action lawsuit filed here for negligence.
Did you even read the article?
AT&T was hacked, NOT Apple. And exactly what legal shenanigans are you talking about? The one where Gawker Media bought stolen property? The one where a blogger tried to hide behind the journalistic shield law after committing a crime?
Maybe you should understand technology and legal matters better before commenting on either of them. Or at least be honest and just say "I blindly hate Apple" and leave it at that.
You should really get yourself up on the facts then
This is purely an AT&T mistake.
says it all really.
(where's a fuckwit icon?)
"the most important tech users in the world - iPad 3G owners"
Your sarcasm detector appears to be broken. ;)
Thank you for not publicising the name of the group behind this, unlike the BBC... Say No More.
Verizon will be
the one who is laughing ;-) And AT&T , oh dear this could be a very very costly mistake. Would be enough for me to switch providers.
And it is no surprise that the FBI is involved as this is very serious, I don't know but I wouldn't be surprised that in the US AT&T would have needed to obtain a status to the equivalent of listX in the UK. Having had their infrastructure compromised and loosing data that way oops...
I guess the IPS vendors will be queueing up, hmmm wonder whether AT&T sells to AT&T...
Never before have so many given so much for so few...