iPad e-mail hackers defend attack as 'ethical'

Monday - 6/14/2010, 8:30am EDT

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  • The hackers who breached iPad security are calling their actions "ethical." The Goatse Security group tells Computer World it waited until AT&T fixed a hole in its systems before disclosing the breach last week. Goatse logged onto AT&T servers and harvested more than 100,000 email addresses belonging to iPad owners. The group says it told AT&T about the problem using a third party and then went to the media. AT&T plugged the hole last Tuesday.

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