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Justice files charges in iPad data breach

The FBI has arrested two hackers for online theft of e-mail addresses and other personal information. Andrew Auernheimer and Daniel Spitler were trolls who allegedly hacked AT&T servers to get information about 120,000 iPad users. They developed a program called iPad 3G Account Slurper. The program tricked applications on AT&T’s wireless network into giving up iPad user information. The two were charged with conspiracy and possession of personal information. The complaint also quotes an article published on that contended the e-mail addresses of film mogul Harvey Weinstein, then-White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Diane Sawyer of ABC News were among those lifted from AT&T’s servers.

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