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AT&T Gaffe Exposes 114,000 iPad E-Mail Accounts

Jun 11, 2010, 03:06 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Larry Barrett)

"The security gaffe, first reported by Gawker, allowed representatives from Goatse Security to uncover subscribers' e-mail addresses and match them 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, according to AT&T (NYSE: T), it's used to identify the SIM cards that associate a mobile device with a particular subscriber.

"According to the Gawker report, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, New York Times Co. CEO Janet Robinson and dozens, if not hundreds, of high-ranking officials in various government and military agencies were among the 114,000-plus iPad owners affected by the breach."

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