The FBI has said that it will investigate the hack of AT&T servers that compromised account details of 114,000 iPad 3G users.
Intruders extracted the data by entering batches of iPad ICC-IDs by way of specially formatted HTTP requests. AT&T fixed the exposure Tuesday, according to news accounts.
FBI spokesman Jason Pack said, “The FBI is aware of these possible computer intrusions and has opened an investigation to address the potential cyber threat.”
The hackers obtained the addresses of prominent federal government, military, media and corporate officials.
According to the story yesterday on the Gawker blog:
“The subscriber data was obtained by a group calling itself Goatse Security. Though the group is steeped in off-the-wall, 4chan-style internet culture—its name is a reference to a famous gross-out Web picture—it has previously highlighted real security vulnerabilities in the Firefox and Safari Web browsers, and attracted media attention for finding what it said were flaws in Amazon’s community ratings system.
“Goatse Security obtained its data through a script on AT&T’s website, accessible to anyone on the internet.”
Hmmm, lets see: a group hacks a server with email details of early adopters of the hottest new product on the planet, chortles about the military and White House accounts it found and exposes them. And maybe they were expecting the FBI NOT to jump on this?
Wow! That’s world class stupid! They can’t even claim they were looking for information about UFOs.