"Authorized users" were added to customers' bank accounts, allowing the alleged fraudsters to request new cards in their names to make purchases and withdraw cash. As with other recent cases, the weak link was supposedly working for AT&T in an outsourced job function.
The EFF has filed an appeal seeking to free the hacker and self-described internet troll, who exploited a hole in AT&T's publicly facing website to siphon the personal data of more than 100,000 iPad owners.
Why, and more importantly, *how*, would you go about weeding out rude passwords?
Surely an April Fool?
Paul Ducklin takes a look...
A hacker claims he was disclosing a security flaw responsibly.
But IRC transcripts show that the Goatse hacking group was instead musing about shorting AT&T stock, discussed selling 120,000 email addresses to spammers, and never told AT&T about the vulnerability in the first place.
AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon and Sprint have flipped the switch on databases that will track stolen cellphones and block them from being used on the major carriers' networks. Now, just make sure you've got your phone's ID number written down somewhere, and try not to go into a cellphone coma on the subway.
The FBI worked with the Philippines National Police to arrest hackers who allegedly attacked US telecom companies to raise money for terrorist organizations. Were those arrested simply pawns in a very dangerous game of chess?
An alleged member of the Goatse Security hacking group, has pleaded guilty to breaking into AT&T's systems and obtaining the email addresses of iPad users.
According to aptly-named shock-gossip site gawker.com, Apple has just suffered its worst security breach. Alongside a headlined article entitled "Hottie Banker's Boob Implant Video: 'I Want to Be Tits on a Stick'", you can read how this "worst security breach" Read more…
One of the hottest security news story today revolves around the news that a weakness on AT&T's website allowed outsiders to grab the email addresses of early adopters of the Apple iPad - at least those who had chosen to Read more…