2 charged with stealing iPad users' information

Jan 18, 2011
Two women try out an iPad. US federal prosecutors are set to announce criminal charges linked to hacking into the AT&T network that may have affected 120,000 users of Apple's iPad tablet computer.

Federal prosecutors in New Jersey are announcing the arrests of two men accused of stealing e-mail addresses and other information from more than 100,000 Apple iPad users.

Daniel Spitler of San Francisco and Andrew Auernheimer of Fayetteville, Ark., face charges of fraud and conspiracy to access a computer without authorization.

Spitler is scheduled to appear in federal court in Newark on Tuesday afternoon. Auernheimer is to appear before a in Fayetteville, Ark.

AT&T Inc. in June acknowledged a security weak spot that exposed the e-mail addresses of apparently more than 100,000 iPad users. The company said the vulnerability affected only users who signed up for AT&T's "3G" wireless Internet service.

The U.S. attorney's office will hold an afternoon news conference on the investigation.

Explore further: Fitbit to Schumer: We don't sell personal data

not rated yet
add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

FBI investigating AT&T iPad security breach

Jun 10, 2010

(AP) -- The FBI said Thursday that it is investigating a data breach at AT&T that exposed the e-mail addresses of more than 114,000 owners of the Apple iPad, including government officials.

NYC mayor shrugs off iPad e-mail address leak

Jun 10, 2010

(AP) -- Mayor Michael Bloomberg's e-mail address was exposed because of a security vulnerability with his new iPad, but the billionaire media mogul shrugged it off Thursday and said he didn't understand the fuss.

Hackers obtain email addresses of iPad 3G owners

Jun 09, 2010

A shadowy hacking group obtained the email addresses of over 114,000 owners of Apple iPads by exploiting a vulnerability at US telecom giant AT&T, a Silicon Valley website reported on Wednesday.

Calif. man charged in Net 'click fraud'

Mar 30, 2006

A California man has been charged with using a "click fraud" scheme to chisel the FreeRide Web site out of reward points used to obtain free merchandise.

California man indicted in 'botnet' case

Feb 11, 2006

A California man was indicted Friday for allegedly creating a "botnet" that used university computer systems and disrupted information technology at a Seattle hospital.

Recommended for you

US warns shops to watch for customer data hacking

5 hours ago

The US Department of Homeland Security on Friday warned businesses to watch for hackers targeting customer data with malicious computer code like that used against retail giant Target.

Fitbit to Schumer: We don't sell personal data

19 hours ago

The maker of a popular line of wearable fitness-tracking devices says it has never sold personal data to advertisers, contrary to concerns raised by U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer.

Should you be worried about paid editors on Wikipedia?

Aug 22, 2014

Whether you trust it or ignore it, Wikipedia is one of the most popular websites in the world and accessed by millions of people every day. So would you trust it any more (or even less) if you knew people ...

How much do we really know about privacy on Facebook?

Aug 22, 2014

The recent furore about the Facebook Messenger app has unearthed an interesting question: how far are we willing to allow our privacy to be pushed for our social connections? In the case of the Facebook ...

Philippines makes arrests in online extortion ring

Aug 22, 2014

Philippine police have arrested eight suspected members of an online syndicate accused of blackmailing more than 1,000 Hong Kong and Singapore residents after luring them into exposing themselves in front of webcam, an official ...

Google to help boost Greece's tourism industry

Aug 21, 2014

Internet giant Google will offer management courses to 3,000 tourism businesses on the island of Crete as part of an initiative to promote the sector in Greece, industry union Sete said on Thursday.

User comments : 0