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2011-06-25 06:10:00

A California man pleaded guilty to conspiring to hack into computer servers and steal email addresses on AT&T's network from iPad users. Daniel Spitler and another man were arrested in January and accused of tricking AT&T's website into divulging over 100,000 email addresses, including Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Spitler pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in Newark to identify theft and conspiracy to gain unauthorized access to...

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2011-03-01 11:00:48

Andrew Auernheimer was released on bail Monday without commenting on charges of stealing more than 100,000 e-mail addresses from Apple iPad users last year. The Arkansas resident will be prohibited from using the Internet except for work "” which in his case means his job as a computer consultant. Facing one count each of fraud and conspiracy to access a computer without authorization, Auernheimer and San Francisco resident Daniel Spitler found their way into AT&T's website...

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2011-01-18 13:55:00

U.S. federal prosecutors have charged two people with stealing email addresses and other data from roughly 120,000 users of Apple Inc.'s iPad after finding a security weakness in AT&T's servers. Prosecutors said the criminal charges arise from a "brute force" hacking over several days last June that affected iPad users who accessed the Internet through AT&T's 3G network. U.S. Attorney Paul Fisherman said there was no evidence that the two men used the information they acquired for...


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