AT&T iPad: Hackers have access to your info

Some major, major news to bring you now, as it has been confirmed that a group of hackers have managed to gain access to personal details, including email addresses of at least 114,000 iPad owners on AT&T.

As reported from BGR, the list of hacked accounts include pretty big names too. We’re talking about CEOs from the New York Times, execs from Microsoft and Google and even senior figures from the U.S Military and NASA.

How did this happen you ask? Well it turns out, that a group of hackers known as ”Goatse Security” managed to obtain a number of ICC-IDs, prompting them to run a script on AT&T’s website using a fake iPad UserAgent. This then gave them full access to users details, which is obviously a huge issue for AT&T and probably made Steve Jobs rather angry in the process.

It seems like the execution was a simple task for the hackers – pretty worrying when you think about it. Luckily, they informed AT&T of the security flaw and it appears to have been fixed up. Who knows what the lasting damage of this will be though.

Hackers may have access to your email account right now – how does this make you feel?


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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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