Goatse Security computer experts stumbled upon 114,000 e-mail addresses by guessing iPad numbers from AT&T mobile network.
The e-mail addresses included politicians, military and officials in companies. The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act is to stop unauthorized access to computers, Jennifer Granick-Civil Liberties Director at the Electronic Foundation. It boils down to whether typing information into a public web site is unauthorized, she explained.
“If you do something fraudulent with the data then it’s much more likely that they will charge you,” she continued.
We have been in “close contact with Apple,” AT&T.
AT&T is figuring out how many e-mail addresses were exposed, and contacting those customers.