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Feds charge two in June 2010 iPad 3G hacking


Two men have been charged with stealing the email addresses and personal data of over 120,000 iPad users last year. A 26-year-old from San Francisco and a 25-year-old from Fayetteville, Arkansas were charged with hacking into AT&T's servers and stealing the data, scraped from AT&T's website.

Both were charged with one count of identity fraud and one count of conspiracy to access a computer without authorization. They were caught in part due to IRC chat logs in which the hackers bragged about the theft and talked about trying to spin it as a statement against AT&T's lax security. Prosecutors are scheduled to give a press conference about the case today, so the trial should be underway before long.

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