2 Busted in Mass iPad Hack

Feds: Pair snatched emails of NYC major, Defense Department staffers
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jan 19, 2011 3:21 AM CST
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(Newser) – A pair of ingenious hackers have been arrested for busting into AT&T servers to steal information on 120,000 iPad users, including New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel and Defense Department staffers. Daniel Spitler, 26, of San Francisco, and Andrew Auernheimer, 25, of Arkansas, have been charged with one count of fraud and a count of conspiracy to access a computer without authorization, said US prosecutors in New Jersey. "Hacking is not a competitive sport, and security breaches are not a game," said an official. The men bragged on chat sites that they launched their operation to highlight iPad security flaws, said investigators.

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