Two U.S. prosecutors filed criminal charges against two people accused of stealing the email addresses and other personal data of about 120,000 users of the iPad, reports “Reuters” (http://macte.ch/CXmXp).
Daniel Spitler and Andrew Auernheimer were each charged with one count of fraud and one count of conspiracy to access a computer without authorization, prosecutors said. The charges arise from an alleged hacking last year of AT&T’s servers, which affected iPad users who accessed the Internet through AT&T’s 3G network.
The charges come seven months after a group calling itself Goatse Security said it hacked into AT&T’s iPad subscriber data. The group obtained a list of email addresses that also included celebrities, chief executives, politicians and several senior government officials, adds “Reuters.”