Hackers bailed out after exposing 114 000 iPad 3G owners
Andrew Auernheimer and Daniel Spitler, both believed to be linked to Goatse Security, were arrested this January and held responsible for the leak of information. Both of them were accused of illegally obtaining the e-mail addresses and ICC-IDs of 114 000 iPad 3G subscribers, among which were some very big names. ICC-ID stands for Integrated Circuit Card Identifier and is what AT&T as a carrier uses to associate a given mobile device with its owner. Spitler was released in January after posting a $50,000 bond, while his “colleague” Auernheimer was released from custody last Monday after parting with the same $50,000 bond in exchange for his freedom. The latter also had his passport confiscated and is being enforced limited internet usage.
Goatse Security responded to the events with an e-mail addressed at CNN, which stated that "Goatse Security will continue to release its research in an ethical manner”. The hacker group never admitted, than an actual crime has ever taken place, and continues to claim its supposed members were acting entirely within the limits of the law.
1. Spear (unregistered)
NO ONE should go and google 'goatse'. You have been warned
2. ATTCallCenter (unregistered)
Just because i'm at work I will take this advise, but when I get home...you tell us not to, meaning you very much want us to
3. ATTCallCenter (unregistered)
Shame! Lol thank god I looked at wiki first:
Goatse.cx (pronounced either /ˈɡoʊtsiː dɒt ˌsiː ˈɛks/ or /ˈɡoʊt.sɛks/ "goat sex" as the domain intends), often referred to simply as "Goatse", was an Internet shock site. Its front page featured a picture, entitled hello.jpg, showing a naked man stretching his anus with both hands, to approximately the width of his hand. The inside of his rectum is also clearly visible. Below his gaping anus, his penis and scrotum are visible, as well as a golden ring on the ring finger of his left hand. This site became a notorious surprise image and Internet meme, and was—and, through external hosting, still is—used regularly for bait-and-switch pranks, preventing hot-linking in a hostile manner, and defacing websites, in order to provoke extreme reactions. Even though the display of the site was removed in 2004, its images are mirrored throughout the Internet today