iPad security flaw exposes subscriber data

AT&T (NYSE:T) revealed that some users of Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPad had personal information exposed thanks to a network security flaw.

Gawker first reported the breach, which led to the exposure of only email addresses, AT&T said in a statement. The operator apologized and indicated it would inform customers who had been impacted by the breach. AT&T said it has since corrected the problem.

"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 email addresses," spokesman Mark Siegel said in an email statement to Reuters.

Gawker claims it was informed of the flaw and given a list of the email addresses--which include addresses of celebrities, politicians and chief executives--by a group of hackers. It reported that more than 100,000 iPad user accounts may have been compromised.

For more:
- see this Reuters article
- read this Gawker post

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