FBI probes iPad e-mail leakage

11:05, June 11, 2010      

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Typing is demonstrated on the Apple "iPad" during the launch of the tablet computing device in San Francisco, California, Jan. 27, 2010. (Xinhua/Reuters File Photo)

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has begun to investigate Apple's iPad leakage of personal information of AT&T customers, according to news reports on Friday.

FBI spokesman Jason Pack said that the FBI is focusing on the possible computer intrusions and has begun to set an alarm on related Internet threats, Reuters reported.

The telecommunication giant AT&T has rights to supply the networks of iPad. It admitted the security breach though it sticks to the point that only those e-mail addresses that were exposed to hackers who found a security hole were leaked.

A hacker group, Goatse Security, hacked into iPad's subsciber data, leaking a list of more than 100,000 e-mail addresses of U.S. celebrities, CEOs, and politicians.

Apple has already sold more than two million iPads worldwide since its debut in April.



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