A security hole in AT&T’s wireless network has exposed email addresses of over 114,000 iPad owners, and the email addresses include White House employees, journalists, and even the CEO of the New York Times.
The security hole was discovered by a web security group, Goatse who passed the information on to Gawker, including the list of email addresses, and it could be possible that confidential information relating to every iPad owner in the US has be compromised.
AT&T have confirmed they have known about the hole since Monday and it has now been closed. ‘This issue was escalated to the highest levels of the company and was corrected by Tuesday, and we have essentially turned off the feature that provided the e-mail addresses,’ said and AT&T spokesperson.
The data that was revealed included email addresses and the associated ID that is used to authenticate the iPad users on AT&T’s network, Apple haven’t released a statement about the data breach as yet.