AT&T apologizes to iPad customers for security breach; carrier vows to work with law enforcement

AT&T apologizes to iPad customers for security breach; carrier vows to work with law enforcement
In a letter sent out to its Apple iPad customers, AT&T apologized for a security breach that allowed 114,000 e-mail addresses to be stolen. Some high-profile users involved include Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The carrier says that the only information that can be obtained is an e-mail address. The carrier says, "AT&T was informed by a business customer on Monday of the potential exposure of their iPad ICC IDS. The only information that can be derived from the ICC IDS is the e-mail address attached to that device … We take customer privacy very seriously and while we have fixed this problem, we apologize to our customers who were impacted." According to the networker's letter, "Your password, account information, the contents of your email, and any other personal information were never at risk. The hackers never had access to AT&T communications or data networks, or your iPad. AT&T 3G service for other mobile devices was not affected." The carrier also gave itself a pat on the back by saying that it reacted swiftly to the situation to prevent matters from getting worse. AT&T  also said that it would work with law enforcement and aims to "prosecute violators to the fullest extent of the law." Feel better now?

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source: AT&T via IntoMobile, Reuters

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