Hackers Face Criminal Charges In iPad Data Breach


Remember that large-scale iPad data breach from a few months ago? Good, because it turns out that criminal charges have been filed.

The district attorney in New Jersey, Paul Fishman, has filed one charge of fraud and one charge of conspiracy to access a computer without authorization against two men. The men are Daniel Splitter and Andrew Auernheimer.

The data breach exposed some 120,000 iPad users’ e-mail addresses. Splitter and Auernheimer are alleged to have broken into AT&T’s servers back in June, exposing the data of some of this country’s best and brightest: politicians, business folk, celebrities, etc.

Nothing too sensitive was obtained in the breech, just names and corresponding e-mail addresses.